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How to Cut Down Distractions

Batch-writing blog posts in advance can cut down distractions. Not always in the way you’d expect, though. Being able to focus on one task for a longer of period of time is great, sure. It’s also made me refocus what I can write about. I’m writing this in the afternoon on Sunday, 5 July. It’s […]

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July 2020 Life Balance Update

For various reasons I didn’t do an “about me” update at the start of the month, as I have been for a while. The bottom line is that it didn’t seem particularly urgent.  I do want to touch base with a general July 2020 life update, though, which will explain my current priorities and my […]

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The Struggle to Accept that Things Fall Apart

Within my Buddhist practice I’ve always had difficulty with teachings on death. Yes, it is inevitable for all of us. It’s only recently that I began to understand the importance of that. My focus, and I think most people’s, has always been to accept that things fall apart. That’s helpful, but misses some of the […]

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The Downside of Unplugging

7:00 am EEST (GMT+3). This is the June 26 2020 daily proof of life post. Today I want to talk about the downside of unplugging. There is one, but it’s probably not the first thing that comes to mind. Unplugged It’s not being out of the loop, or not having contact with friends. Unplugged doesn’t […]

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Switching to a Bullet Journal Weekly Dashboard

7:00 am EEST (GMT+3). This is the June 22 2020 daily proof of life post. Today I want to talk about switching to a bullet journal weekly dashboard. Last week I gave up on making daily entries, at least temporarily. I’m now on my second week of using a weekly spread. It’s concise, it’s keeping […]