It’s important to keep busy during these lockdowns. What I find myself doing is agonising over decisions regarding what technology I might be able to afford to buy, and how I can live in an ever-more minimal way, reducing stress and improving efficiency in all I do. Avoiding stress is particularly important to me because I used to suffer from severe anxiety and panic attacks. I think that’s why I find minimalism so appealing — the more organised I am the less anxiety I feel. I guess that’s the motivation for many minimalists.
In the last week, I’ve downgraded my phone, and in the next couple of weeks, I’m looking to upgrade my laptop. The phone decision was due to really disliking using Face ID and (more importantly) needing to save money. I realised that if I sold my phone, I would have just about enough money to upgrade my laptop towards the end of this month. So I’m excited about that, and I hope none of you reading this steal all the good deals on eBay 😜
I’m delighted to have a revamped blog as well. What I’ve achieved with this redesign has made me really happy, as I expended a lot of effort on it. Blogging is such a big part of my life and so redesigning my blog is a big deal for me (as far as anything like this can really be considered a ‘big deal’ — you know how much I love to relay the sentiment of the Book of Ecclesiastes…).
I think with this new blog design I’m going to post more often, but relatively short posts. For one, the way the blog page functions on the new design lends its favour to that style of blogging. And also, I feel short and punchy posts are more likely to be read because if other people are anything like me, it’s much easier to ignore and delete long posts than it is short ones (unless you really love the blogger in question, of course).
I’m actually feeling really happy about having opened up the comments again as well. I don’t know why, it could be the redesign, but I’m no longer feeling anywhere near as worried about what people are commenting. I think it must be an answer to prayer.
If you’re reading this and follow my blog, but don’t comment often, I realise that it’s probably at least partly my fault for policing comments too strictly in the past. But please, feel free to contribute, as I’d like for this blog to feel like a friendly and supportive community, and that means you have to be involved.
Have you found yourself thinking about technology upgrades a lot during these lockdowns? Feel free to leave a comment and share your thoughts. Have a great week, everyone 🙂