(This is a now page – an idea from Derek Sivers)
What I’m into these days
Enjoying disconnected life
During my 3-week holiday in August, I did a “Digital Declutter” (inspired by Cal Newport’s Digital Minimalism). After 3 weeks offline, I decided to keep some of my newly gained freedom. I keep my phone completely free of messaging and social media apps (except for SMS) and check any messages or social media on my laptop only twice a day – in the morning and in the evening. It is a different life. More on this maybe in a blog post in the coming weeks.
Exploring my kitchen
Thanks to Tim Ferriss’ “4 Hour Chef” that makes cooking for novices look like pure entertainment, I’m now exploring my chicken beyond “stir fried chicken breast and rice”. It goes hand-in-hand with my resolution to get fit(ter) again after spending the first half of the year without moving at all. Since that Tim Ferriss’ cookbook cooks slow-carb, I thought why not try it all the way. Replacing pastry, pasta and rice in my menu with beans, chickpeas and peas is maybe even a bigger adventure than when I went vegetarian for a month back in November 2013.
Online Facilitation & Reading about IT
At work I continue exploring online facilitation (Mural is taking off big time, check it out if you haven’t yet), and improving my understanding of the context of IT (right now I’m reading the book “Inspired” by “Marty Cagan”, recommended as the #1 book every Product Manager should know; I’m no Product Manager, but felt this was a gap in my knowledge I should fill).
New in Letna & Holesovice
And finally, exploring my “new neighborhood”; having moved form the edge of the city (Petriny) to Strossmayerovo namesti is giving me a wholly new perspective of what “home” feels like.
How about you, what’s new with you? I’d love to hear a bit more than the usual “What’s new with you” – “Nothing much, how about you”. If you feel like sharing, let me know!
Update posted on 31st August 2020