The importance of scheduling your day when you’re out of work

I’ve been out of work now for just over a week and one thing I’m finding hard is losing that schedule of a 9 to 5 job, especially if you had client contact and lots of meetings like I did. I had a hybrid role, somewhere between Technical Consultant and Solutions Architect and was alwaysContinue reading “The importance of scheduling your day when you’re out of work”

Cutting back on news and social media is good for my mental health

I don’t have to remind anyone about the current state of things but even before all of this kicked off I was struggling with news and social media consumption. I went two weeks with little social and no news and felt all the more calmer and consistent for it. This week however I checked TwitterContinue reading “Cutting back on news and social media is good for my mental health”

Swapping social media for creativity

I’ve noticed in the past (and rewriting this post as a reminder) that if I want to create more I need to swap my Twitter habit with a creation one. I’m finding that in downtime that I’m scrolling my feeds in Twitter or Reddit instead of doing something to benefit my mental health like playingContinue reading “Swapping social media for creativity”

How I’ve felt with a week off Twitter and YouTube

This started as soon as Disney+ came out, see we don’t have it in the UK. I jokingly thought that with my love of Star Wars and the fact I don’t want The Mandalorian spoiled for me I’d see how long I could stay off various platforms. First up I’ll address the worst offender- YouTube.Continue reading “How I’ve felt with a week off Twitter and YouTube”

Heads up

It’s not until I stopped using all social media on my iPhone and tried to triage with my Apple Watch that I realised how many people around me have their heads down in a phone. Even at things like swimming lessons with my family I am realising how short some of our attention span haveContinue reading “Heads up”