30 Days of Gratitude: Day 16

Three good things I made great progress on this (school) term’s final project, today. The project is made up of a series of scripts, written in Python. I completed the first after working through a few iterations. For the most part, I knew the overall approach and methodology. The times I tripped was on formattingContinue reading “30 Days of Gratitude: Day 16”

30 Days of Gratitude: Day 15

Do a scan of your body, making a note of any areas that feel tight or tense. My neck. Specifically, where my neck mets my shoulders. My jaw. Specifically where my jaw hinges are connected to the rest of my skull. Sometimes I think it’s psychological but, my head. It feels like there is aContinue reading “30 Days of Gratitude: Day 15”

30 Days of Gratitude: Day 14

Think back on a time when someone thanked you. When I think back on times when I was thanked for something, the incidents that stand out the most are when I was thanked for “being there”, “being a good listener”, and “helping” when they needed it most. These stand out to me because they usuallyContinue reading “30 Days of Gratitude: Day 14”

30 Days of Gratitude: Day 13

Take a mindful walk around the neighborhood. I’m sorry to report that I did not do this, today. I let my day get away from me, at first getting wrapped up in work and then procrastinating on all of the other tasks that I wanted to complete this afternoon. It wasn’t the best of days.Continue reading “30 Days of Gratitude: Day 13”

30 Days of Gratitude: Day 12

What’s an aspect of your body or personality that you’re grateful for? I have always been grateful for my height. I am 6 feet tall. Almost exactly, though to be exact we can add 1/4 inch to that. It was probably my sophomore year of high school when I reached my peak height. I rememberContinue reading “30 Days of Gratitude: Day 12”

30 Days of Gratitude: Day 11

Notice a moment when you feel content or happy. I naturally (without an alarm) woke up a little before 6 AM. I had the day off from work so, there was no need to set an alarm. Though, my wife’s alarm was setup to go off at 6:45 AM. Still, there was no reason forContinue reading “30 Days of Gratitude: Day 11”

30 Days of Gratitude: Day 10

Write down three things in your daily life that you are grateful for. My cat is the best. She’s a constant companion who just wants the simple things: to be around us, to eat good food (mostly anything that we’re eating), to nap in the sunlight as it comes through various places in the house,Continue reading “30 Days of Gratitude: Day 10”

30 Days of Gratitude: Day 9

Three good things Write down three things that went well in your day and (this is important!) why they went well.  The flat white, from Starbucks, was excellent. I sipped it during the early morning drive to Calaveras Big Trees State Park, where we would spend the better part of the day hiking. The coffeeContinue reading “30 Days of Gratitude: Day 9”

30 Days of Gratitude: Day 8

Set aside several quiet minutes for yourself. Today, set aside time to do something that you find nourishing, such as meditating, taking a walk, or having a cup of tea. Whatever it is, please leave your phone behind—we want this experience to be distraction-free. The Screen / Life Balance team I looked forward to thisContinue reading “30 Days of Gratitude: Day 8”

30 Days of Gratitude: Day 7

Take a “music bath” It’s less weird than it sounds. Find a comfortable spot, pick out a favorite song or piece of music, turn off the lights, close your eyes, and listen. Screen / Life Balance team This was nice. I fully enjoyed this exercise. At first, I considered listening to an album, via CD andContinue reading “30 Days of Gratitude: Day 7”

30 Days of Gratitude: Day 6

Today, start the process of writing a gratitude letter. For this prompt, the Screen / Life Balance team asks that you create a list of “one to three people who have made a major positive difference in your life and whom you’ve never fully thanked”. Then include a few lines on why you are gratefulContinue reading “30 Days of Gratitude: Day 6”

30 Days of Gratitude: Day 5

Today, pay attention to something you don’t normally put any thought into. This morning, I focused on a group of activities: my morning routine. It’s a little embarrassing to type it out, admitting that I don’t put much thought into it. I don’t, more so over the past year working remotely. I go into autopilot,Continue reading “30 Days of Gratitude: Day 5”

30 Days of Gratitude: Day 4

Today, write down a list of activities that make you happy. Activities that make me happy, that I do on a regular basis: Make and eat a good breakfast (my favorite meal of the day). Reading and viewing photojournalism blogs Listening to music Helping others Three activities that make me happy, that I plan toContinue reading “30 Days of Gratitude: Day 4”

30 Days of Gratitude: Day 3

THREE GOOD THINGS Write down three things that went well in your day and (this is important!) why they went well.  This morning’s breakfast scramble came out very well, scrambling a few eggs with red bell pepper, green onion, Canadian bacon, and spinach. Topped with some sriracha and I was very happy. I didn’t feel rushed, andContinue reading “30 Days of Gratitude: Day 3”