Small Steps, Feeling Better

I'm more and more satisfied with my life; I went on a few dates that went well. I've been a bit absent here, but it's been healing for my mental health 👨‍⚕️️. There's a great video 🎥️ by Arpi Park, a Stanford CS student and YouTuber, called i've done nothing in quarantine. It's about his time in the quarantine and how it's ok not to be productive. This summer I've not been extremely productive (I did work for my dad), but I've spent a lot of time with my friends and family. I'm so excited for University 🏛️ in October; I hope we won't have online classes.

I've also been reading a lot this summer. I'm currently reading Super Thinking: The Big Book of Mental Models, written by Lauren McCann and Gabriel Weinberg, founder of DuckDuckGo🦆️. I've been reading books and listening to vinyl lately since I want to limit my social media use.

I think small steps in life can be extremely beneficial. I've found that making small steps allows me to keep being interested in a new hobby or do things longer. For example, rather than a 15km run 🏃️ once a week, I do a quick 3-6km run daily. A 5km run is not hard for me, and it brings me joy and happiness, while 15km run is going to make my muscles sore, and it's going to hurt.

I hope you're doing ok. I wish you all the best! ❤️