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Small changes unexpected benefits

I’ve been trying to figure out where I’m wasting time during the day so I can spend more time on things that matter to me: time with family, exercise, and working on Kwoosh.

Recently I tallied just how much time I was spending on my phone: 10 minutes because I’m waking up and don’t want to get out of bed, any commercial time if I’m watching tv, commuting time on the train, and 20 minutes to get out raged just before bed on Twitter.

We rearranged our bedroom recently and the power outlet next to my bed no longer being accessible. Which meant I could no longer charge my phone next to my bed.

It’s only been a night thus far but I have three major take aways:

  • I felt super rested when I woke up, no “going to bed” and then spending 30 minutes on YouTube.
  • No mid-night out-rage cussed by checking the time on my phone and seeing a notification from the New York Times.
  • I didn’t lay about as long when I woke up so I had an extra 10 minutes in the morning to take the dog out.

Sometimes there’s unexpected benefits from even the smallest of changes.