These days I’ve been tracking and monitoring my Stats as much as possible, as if I’m leveling a character in a video game. Here’s some inspiration and a peek into my madness:
“Lose It” App + EtikCity Scale
The scale tracks my weight and all those other stats, it cost $25 + tax on Amazon. (Not sponsored by any of these products, this is just what I use). My goal is to get down to 190-200 lbs by April 2020; I’m 6’2 in case anyone cares.
Tracking the fuel that goes into my body and monitoring the nutrients has allowed me to find an easy diet. I’ve noticed an increase in my productivity, mood, and overall well-being. Healthy body = Healthy mind (sometimes).
The second thing is my expenses/finances. I’m not sharing pictures and I’ll leave out name-dropping apps..but there are tons of them out there. They allow you to track your spending, set up budgets and goals (all free), linked to your bank to monitor spending.
Productivity. On IOS it’s Settings > Screen time
I set up limits for programs that were eating away time and since I started using this app, I’ve already managed to reduce my usage. Unfortunately my job requires me to use my phone, so I can’t completely or ever turn it off. Which is where vacations will come in handy. As someone part of the tech world now, automated society, working from home etc etc.
Burning Man, once a year. Or some equivalent that forces a person to be without cell service for a prolonged amount of time. Unplug mother fuckers, whenever we can.
My next goal for productivity is to monitor my Reading and Writing time each day. Mostly my Writing. I need to log a good amount of hours each day and build the habit necessary to start completing some Prose.
Anyways, wanted to share my stats and levels. Let people know what I’m actively doing to combat against our Instant-Gratification culture and also show that technology can be a very handy tool. It’s not only a negative.