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Real life keeps distracting me
Sorry, internet ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
I really want to post for the internet but real life keeps distracting me. It feels so good to finally have this problem.
Five things to share:
No blog post, just a short story: I checked my email twice last weekend. I usually check it multiple times a day— out of habit, boredom, and/or escapism. Nothing much ever happens, just a few emails scattered throughout the day: A shipment from order #388134 is out for delivery, You Have Overdue Items from the library, and a random marketing email I hit unsubscribe from. For the amount of time I check my email, it is a bit embarrassing how little messages arrive in my inbox. This past weekend, I just didn't have the time to check email: Real life, real people, real moments, kept distracting me. I want more.
I still found some time to listen to Why Is U.S. Media So Negative? from the Freakonomics podcast. It pairs well with chores. I consider anything that validates my decision to quit the news good content.
I don’t have a quote to share with you this week, but I asked a psychiatrist what advice he has for getting as close to better mental wellbeing as possible (and the answer might shock you!) Make every effort to live as close to who you are as possible.
I didn’t read anything this week either— no books, no articles, but I enjoyed plenty of good stories, well-timed jokes, and interesting opinions. Too bad (good?) I can’t package it up for digital consumption, but more please.
A question for you: If you were banned from internet access indefinitely, how would you spend your days differently? Something to consider.
That’s all for this week!
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