My Life Reboot 18 Months On

TL;DR Years of a terrible diet, no exercise and not dealing with my underlying stress & anxiety problems left me a gibbering wreck. I was having panic attacks, experiencing physical pain and I was deeply, deeply unhappy. Enough was enough, so 2 years ago I took control and started making changes. It worked, mostly. This is a summary of what I did and how I’m still doing. (Updated for Geek Mental Help Week October 2016).

I recently came across a post on Medium that Wil Wheaton wrote. I hadn’t heard the name before, but a quick Google told me that he was Wes in Star Trek the Next Generation and he also appears in the Big Bang Theory.

Anyway, he wrote a great post entitled Six Months After I Hit The Reboot Button On My Life and it struck me how there were a lot of parallels to the lifestyle changes I’ve made.

It’s almost 18 months to the day that I made my own decision to take my health into my own hands so I figured I’d write an update to the one I posted nearly a year ago. However, this time I’ll follow Wil’s format as I like the marking system he uses.

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Music For Concentration When Working

One of the unexpected benefits of this 30 day challenge has been getting to read other people’s work.

Whether that has been to to proof-read, give ideas on direction or simply to provide moral support, there have been numerous daily posts to go through.

One of the recurring subjects has been workflows. The things we do during our day to be better, faster, healthier or more productive people.

I can’t get enough of workflow posts.

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The OneNote Handbook

As I alluded yesterday, I am going to write a book about OneNote.

I’ve been a fan of OneNote for over 10 years and have been meaning to write  this book for as long as I can remember.

It has two main aims:

  1. Provide a useful introduction for new users. Give them the information they need to start using it most effectively
  2. Give ideas and workflow examples for more advanced users so they can get the most out of something that is already an essential part of their life

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Filling The Half-Empty Glass

Are you a glass half full or glass half empty person?

The chances are that if you’re tending towards the empty, that you also suffer from anxieties. You may even have a black dog following you around from time to time.

It’s not that you’re a doom and gloom merchant.

You can see the joy in the world as much as the next person. It’s just that when things turn bad, you find it a struggle to get out of your funk.

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