Designing a Well Lived Life: Checking In (March 2021)

Checking in for March for my "Designing a Well-Lived Life" blogging. This is about making small changes during the year to make larger changes.

Before I begin I just want to say that March was one of the most difficult months for me to focus in. I was tired, out-of-sorts, and just not feeling it for most of the month. I think everyone is running on battery-saver mode right now so everything feels like it's taking way more effort to accomplish. I felt burned-out in March and am just now starting to feel more capable of working on things. With that in mind, let's review the previous month:

  • Work on my game projects at least three times a week: I got better about this near the end of the month, but it was a struggle. Just getting up in the morning felt like a chore, let alone getting up to work on things.

  • Meditation and mindfulness: Fell off the wagon on this one. My meditation has been sporadic at best, and being mindful is akin to me just noticing that I'm overwhelmed and feeling stressed. Again, near the end of the month I was feeling better about this, but early on it wasn't nearly as good as it could have been.

  • Work with less distractions and more focus on deeper work (Relentlessly prune bullshit): Got a little better with this, but found myself caught in the thrall of the whole Free Software Foundation mess. That's something that I need to get better about ignoring.

  • Walk or ride the recumbent bike at least four times a week: We did more walking this past month. Hoping to continue this trend.

  • Get further out of debt: More progress.

  • Play more games: Outside of a few games here and there I haven't been in the mindset to play anything.

  • Spend at least one night a week working on programming projects: Nothing to report here.

  • Declutter and make our place more alive: Nothing to report here.

Hoping that April will be a better month for allowing me to relax and unhook from things. We'll see what happens.