My past few years have been rather interesting. Since the start of 2018 I have lost over eighty pounds which has helped improve my health for the most part. Since starting a ketogenic diet I have found myself to be more energetic and happier overall.
In 2019 I’ve started working on dealing with my depression and anxiety through improving my lifestyle and trying to change my mindset. While it has been a struggle, I feel recently I’ve made quite a bit of headway into improving the mindset to get myself to a point where I can look on the bright side of things.
Over the past couple of weeks I have started to “sort” my life out both in terms of physical means and in terms of figuring out where I want to take my life over the next few years. Today I spent a lot of time working on the physical aspect and am trying to adopt a minimalistic approach towards my life. While I used to buy a lot of games and tech stuff as I always wanted to be using the latest technology, I am now trying to only purchase things that I am 100% sure will be used on a regular basis.
For example, I am considering buying an Aeropress for my coffee. However, I haven’t pulled the trigger on it as while I am sure it would be a great thing to have, I am not sure if I would use it on a regular basis. I use my french press maybe once every week or even less than that whereas I am usually using the Hario V60 that I have multiple times a day. The Hario was a great investment whereas the french press was less of a great investment. My roommate still gets a lot of use out of it making it worth it in the end, but I don’t really use it all that much.
Over the past ten years I have probably bought over 15 mechanical keyboards. At this point my brother is using one of them and I have three of them still here even though only two ever really get used. Earlier today I was looking at my finances and was considering doing another custom keyboard, but do I really need that? I looked at the keyboards that I had and am considering customizing the keys on those, but buying a whole new keyboard at this point is not something I should even be considering. The three that I have are working just fine right now (with the exception of one of the legs on my TKL keyboard being broken).
With over 500 games on Steam, I really have to wonder if accumulating all of those games actually means anything. I’ve only ever touched a fraction of those games and many of them were purchased either in bundles or when they were on sale. While it might be nice to have games ready for a rainy day, if I never use them there was no point in having them. Hell, most of my time nowadays is playing games that I don’t even have Steam. For example, I’ve been spending a lot of time either in KSM or Beatoraja.
The month of June is going to be a focus on trying to get more strict with both my lifestyle and my mindset. While I am doing a pretty good job with staying in Ketosis, I have actually put on a few pounds. By the end of the year I would like to hit my goal weight of 180, and to do that, I now have to be taking a look at my lifestyle. I also need to stop doing “lazy keto” and actually need to put some effort into the meals that I am consuming. I need to do this seven days a week. All the time.
I need to have a positive mindset every single day and need to look at the different things going on in my life that might put me off of that mindset. If there are people that negatively affect my mood, I need to make sure I avoid them as much as possible. If there are certain things online that have a tendency to affect me negatively, I need to remove those from my life as well if at all possible. At the same time I need to surround myself with the things that make me happy to make a positive improvement on my mindset.
The rest of 2019 is going to be an interesting year.