31-day challenge of no devices after 8 PM

A new month, like the new year, brings about new possibilities and opportunities to commit to a habit change.

Towards the end of last May, I committed to follow a morning and night routine for 31 days to bring about a much needed structure to my days in quarantine. A relatively simple change to my daily routine automatically snowballed into other positive habits.

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Be informed, stay sane: Digital wellness in the era of COVID-19

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What’s hoarding toilet papers got to do a fatal flu virus outbreak? Good ol’ media.

Imagine this.

The year is 2020. A flu virus, the deadliest in history, by the name of coronavirus (COVID-19) has infected and wiped out 99.9 percent of the world population.

At the same time, aliens decide to pay our planet a visit. At arrival, they find the streets strangely quiet, shops, restaurants, cafes, and stores shut down. As they make their way from one house to the next, the aliens discover bodies after bodies. What’s more strange is the piles of items, labeled toilet paper, they discover in every house. Continue reading “Be informed, stay sane: Digital wellness in the era of COVID-19”

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Lessons from two and a half years without social media

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This post is for anyone who is considering quitting social media, curious about deleting their social media accounts, and/or is just intrigued about what life is like without social media in the 21st century.


Roughly two and a half years ago, sometime in June 2017, I deleted my last standing social media account, Twitter. Continue reading “Lessons from two and a half years without social media”

How I read 37 books in 2019

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Happy 2020!

Reading more is one of the most popular new year’s resolutions, and rightfully so. The benefits of reading are countless and impressive.

At the beginning of 2019, I decided to do the 52 books in 52 weeks challenge as part of my new year’s resolution. By December 30th of that year, I read 37 books, which I tracked in an excel sheet.

The year before, I did the same challenge and read 21 books. Continue reading “How I read 37 books in 2019”