Habits for 2022: “ratio”
Tuesday December 28, 2021
In 2021, I worked on improving my daily routine. I need to keep working on it, but as 2022 approaches, I was thinking about other changes to make. In the CGP Grey “theme” style, I might say “ratio” as in “ratio of quality to junk.” Here are some practices I think can support this:
- Only check the news on Sundays. I check the news (and my phone generally) too much, and it doesn't really make my life better to check the news several times a day. Sunday is the day for news.
- Keep a book ready in Kindle app. When I do pick up my phone, there should be something worthwhile there. Read a book, or put the phone down.
- Skim more. I overcommit to reading things the slow way, which takes a lot of time and prevents me from opening books I don't want to commit to. I hate the phrase “speed reading” because I don't think it's real reading, but skimming in the sense of “survey” in SQ3R is a distinct thing that's worthwhile. I recently did a quick book review based on skimming and I thought it was fair and I learned a few things too. Skimming could get me connected with my backlog of nonfiction.