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

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

This past month I spent recharging myself. This meant that a lot of things went by the wayside while I was relaxing.

  • Work on my game projects at least three times a week: I didn't work on this in lieu of relaxing.

  • Meditation and mindfulness: I did some meditation in the morning. Hoping to do more of these in the morning.

  • Work with less distractions and more focus on deeper work (Relentlessly prune bullshit): Made some progress with this, but there are times when social media or other things start distracting me. More practice needed.

  • Walk or ride the recumbent bike at least four times a week: Didn't work on this much this month. Hoping that the cooler temperatures bring some more walking opportunities.

  • Get further out of debt: Making progress with this.

  • Play more games: I did take some time to play some games over the month. There were times when I sat down to play a game but my heart wasn't in it. But there were times when it did work and it reminded me why I like games and playing games. (Trust me, this is more revelatory than it seems.)

  • Spend at least one night a week working on programming projects: No progress.

  • Declutter and make our place more alive: I have renewed my commitment to this task. I'm starting to embrace more minimalism. More to come.

Onward to September.