life, health

Looking forward to 2023, these are the key habits I want to instill in my day to day life:

I posted on Mastodon recently that my theme for 2023 is ‘Distraction Free’, and these habits should help me achieve this.

Plans for 2023 written on a notebook

Listening to more audio content is key too. Working from home works great for me, but I sometimes find myself just sat in silence staring at whatever work I am doing. When this happens, I have a tendency to check the news, reddit, or discord… More music, podcasts, and audio books should help here to keep me engaged.

Walking more has a physical health benefit, but should mean I leave the house more often. Working from home full time has meant some weeks when the weather has been ‘not great’, I literally won’t leave the house for days at a time like some kind of gremlin. That needs to change and getting out more should help on days when I am struggling to focus.

I also recently removed social media applications from my phone - most of them are still on my iPad but that means I have to consciously find my iPad (hoping I charged it) to to use them which cuts down on the time I scroll through posts on twitter, mastodon, and instagram. I actually did this a few weeks ago, and the impact is noticeable. I can’t just ‘check the feeds’ right before bed. It’s great. You should all do this.

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