The season of reconfiguration
So this year I wanted to see if I could theme out my year a bit (thanks Cortex). But a whole year seemed like a lot, so I tried to just do a season. One of the most fun parts of this whole exercise was naming it, and I came up with a good one: The season of reconfiguration.
My general theory was that I would try to be conscious of habits, tools, workflows, and schemes I was doing and to see if I could swap them out with different ideas or do without them entirely. There were also some new things I threw in just to see if they’d stick around in my life.
As I’ve gone, I’ve written about a good number of them:
- Beginning this blog
- Using Streaks/Productive to keep me going on small stuff everyday
- Getting music from MP3 blogs again instead of just Spotify
- Giving life-logging a try
- Reading newspapers
- Dropping Twitter and Feedly as a way to read the web and returning to bookmarks
- Recording a podcast in a live space instead of just privately
On top of that, there’s a few things I haven’t yet written about on this blog:
- Trying to bullet journal every day
- Getting a second TV in the apartment and getting back into Plex
- Replacing my WiiU with a Switch
- Finding a new Yoga habit
- Trying to write new workflows for what I do in InDesign
- Finding a new backpack
- Buying a new Fitbit
- Trying to cut Youtube and Facebook out of my life
- Trying to wake up earlier
All of these have changed my everyday life in the last few months. Some of them in big ways, some small, and some have worked out, while others have failed. Some I’ll go on about in updates, and some I’d rather not talk about (mostly because it’s boring even to me. I mean, the Fitbit kinda works, but so what?). But looking at this list of things I haven’t yet written about gives me a few ideas.
Writing all this down has also made me realize it’s actually been a huge three months of personal development, and I should probably slow down for a bit. So, for this season, I’m planning on it being more of a season of 1.1. Tiny tweaks, little things. More on that later.