|OT| A New Decade, A New Me and You!

BlindRhythm

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I was talking with BlindRhythm about reducing our shopping at Amazon and other online retailers. This year I’ll try to do exactly that, if anything to reduce the amount of cardboard they send.
Yep! You've definitely got my support with this. Like I mentioned to you, this is a battle you're not fighting alone!:heroblob:

There's only two guaranteed times I order from Amazon these days and that's around Black Friday and Christmas for a few gifts. I've gotten better about ordering less throughout the year and once I'm able to move and don't live in the middle of nowhere anymore I should be able to cut those online orders out completely.
 
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Monooboe

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Damn I fell back to the YouTube hole. I thought I was watching things that were good for me, like photography stuff but it's all the same, junk!XD So instead of being productive in the mornings I just would watch lots of junk. So I really need to be more firm with my "no distractions until after dinner".
 

Anteater

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I never really watch youtube stuff all that much, I just find it hard to dedicate any time into it because everything seems to be an half an hour video these days, I think I'm just extremely bad at time management, I could probably sit around and doing jack shit for hours without realizing it :p I already don't watch movies or tv.

I think I'm going to try harder to focus on my tasks one at a time, maybe if I need to look up internet I'll do it all at once and download whatever I need instead of multitasking.
 

NarohDethan

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One thing I’ve learned is that everything you own has a place. If it doesn’t, then it shouldnt be in your house.
 
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Anteater

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Learning perspective is such a mind fuck for me, I think I've 0 understanding on just how camera and perspective work my entire life. :face-screaming-in-fear:
 
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Anteater

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Anteater You should start that art thread you mentioned.:)
I've been thinking about it, but still thinking what I should put in the OT. I originally wanted to make it a newbie thread since I'd be the one that would want tips and help :p I also am not sure how many would participate so making it a catch-all kind of thread where people could also just post their stuff would be nice.
 
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Monooboe

Monooboe

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I've been thinking about it, but still thinking what I should put in the OT. I originally wanted to make it a newbie thread since I'd be the one that would want tips and help :p I also am not sure how many would participate so making it a catch-all kind of thread where people could also just post their stuff would be nice.
A general art thread would've great, people can post stuff and be newbies.
 
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NarohDethan

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Posted it somewhere else but wanted to share it here as well.


Since 2018 or so I’ve been dabbling on minimalism, and this year I made a resolution to go ham on it.

I did an instance of the Konmari method (piling everything you have and discarding things that don’t spark joy, invented by Marie Kondo) on my stuff and now I’ve discarded, sold, or donated 95% of the stuff I have, and I’m amazed by how I don’t miss any of that.

By practicing minimalism, I’m no longer chasing ‘the next thing’, nor I’m not upset or sad by not having it. I don’t have to worry about someone breaking into my apartment and taking my stuff since there’s little to take, and what’s there it can be easily replaced. The idea of insuring things like that looks crazy to me now.

My days are more productive since I can go to bed and wake up earlier because there’s little maintenance to be done, I no longer have ‘I have to clean this fucking mess’ thoughts anymore eating precious mental space. Cleaning is easier than ever, and, fuck me, I even enjoy it.

I’ve narrowed my hobbies and interests (and by consequence, my belongings) since I realized I only have so much time in the day and attention span I can spare to uneventful things. FOMO is gone as well, since I concentrate on things I really like.

And the mental peace that comes with it is priceless. Very little time is spent thinking in things, and more time is dedicates to people, experiences, etc.

If you’re curious about it, I invite you to read ‘The Life Changing Magic of Tidying up’ by Marie Kondo and ‘Goodbye things’ by Fumio Sasaki.
 

Anteater

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So I've decided to spend the night hours staying home instead and only do grocery shopping on the weekends, town is kind of paranoid with the coronavirus stuff and I don't feel like doing my walks with a mask on all the time. Good thing is I get a few hours free but I've become a shut-in outside of my morning runs :grimacing-face:
 

z1ggy

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I´m a bit late but well:

  • Before 2030 i want to stop working all together and to be honest i dont want to destroy myself working untill i die.
  • I want to graduate from university, economics (currently gonna start second year this year, 3 more to go but it will be 5 probably...and im not a kid, so it takes time and more effort i guess?)
  • Release my music since noone had the chance (well this forum had) to listen to it, but i need to finish my songs first.
  • I want to travel around my country with my motorcycle at some point
 

NarohDethan

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I´m a bit late but well:

  • Before 2030 i want to stop working all together and to be honest i dont want to destroy myself working untill i die.
  • I want to graduate from university, economics (currently gonna start second year this year, 3 more to go but it will be 5 probably...and im not a kid, so it takes time and more effort i guess?)
  • Release my music since noone had the chance (well this forum had) to listen to it, but i need to finish my songs first.
  • I want to travel around my country with my motorcycle at some point
May I suggest Mr Money Mustache blog? that dude retired at 30 and he has some pretty good advice
 
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Monooboe

Monooboe

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Notion, a note keeping, an organising app, think Evernote, Trello and the like in one, has gone free! It was always free but there was a limit on how much content you could add, but now there is no limit!

I've been using it for awhile now and at first I was little off put by how free you are to style everything but now I love it! I use it on MacOS, Win10 and my Oneplus 6t
 
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C-Dub

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Notion, a note keeping, an organising app, think Evernote, Trello and the like in one, has gone free! It was always free but there was a limit on how much content you could add, but now there is no limit!

I've been using it for awhile now and at first I was little off put by how free you are to style everything but now I love it! I use it on MacOS, Win10 and my Oneplus 6t
This looks great! I currently use OneNote and Microsoft ToDo for most of my tasks and notes, and while ToDo is excellent I find OneNote tries to force you to work to Microsoft's spec rather than being more free-form. It feels constricting sometimes. This might be a useful replacement for that.

I'll give it a look. It looks like I can flexibly make todos in it, flexibly store different kinds of notes for my writing, and also keep track of all my agent queries.
 
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Anteater

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I've honestly done nothing the past month and a half other than work and used all my free time playing video games, when I was supposed to be productive. I realized I'm not learning quick enough or at all so I've taken a break and that break lasted a bit too long...
 
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Monooboe

Monooboe

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Oct 10, 2018
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I've honestly done nothing the past month and a half other than work and used all my free time playing video games, when I was supposed to be productive. I realized I'm not learning quick enough or at all so I've taken a break and that break lasted a bit too long...
Yeah same here. But to be fair, world needed some escaping from so I'm not too hard on myself for choosing games over productivity some days.
 
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Parsnip

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I haven't done much of anything in the past month or two either, really lacking the energy lately.


Notion, a note keeping, an organising app, think Evernote, Trello and the like in one, has gone free! It was always free but there was a limit on how much content you could add, but now there is no limit!

I've been using it for awhile now and at first I was little off put by how free you are to style everything but now I love it! I use it on MacOS, Win10 and my Oneplus 6t
Oh neat. I've been keeping my eye on something that I can use to effectively replace google's notes app along some other small apps so I'm definitely giving this one a go.
 
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Parsnip

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I actually ended up uninstalling it in the end. :blobweary:

It wasn't really what I was looking for after all. Even though it does all the things I wanted from it, there were just some UI and functional niggles here and there that made me uninstall it.
 
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Monooboe

Monooboe

Vagabond Perv Photographer
Oct 10, 2018
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I actually ended up uninstalling it in the end. :blobweary:

It wasn't really what I was looking for after all. Even though it does all the things I wanted from it, there were just some UI and functional niggles here and there that made me uninstall it.
Yeah as I wrote before at first I wasn't feeling it but it's very customizable and with the latest update I even moved my journal to it.
 
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Monooboe

Monooboe

Vagabond Perv Photographer
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Is it just me, but I often get super inspired and want to do stuff but when I try to do something I'm just so unfocused that I get nothing done? How does one use that inspiration as productive fuel?