A purchase, an app, a decision, anything

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I recently made the conscious decision to accept people as they are, not to be disappointed when they don’t do or say what I hope for. I focus on their positive qualities and strengths.

@altair222@beehaw.org
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That’s lovely

Redpandalovely
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Thank you

Debian Guy
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This is my first post. Hello!

I started keeping alarms for common things like brushing, eating lunch and dinner, work-time-ends, etc. It has helped me do things more consistently.

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Welcome! Hope you have a nice stay :3

Debian Guy
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Thank you :)

@isleofmist@lemmy.ml
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Hello there debian guy!

Debian Guy
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@acabjones@lemmygrad.ml
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🤗 welcome!

Debian Guy
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thank you :)

☆ Yσɠƚԋσʂ ☆
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I started keeping my phone in DND mode and only allow notifications from chat apps I use with people I know personally. I find that I’ve stopped checking my phone all the time and it’s been a huge quality of life improvement for me.

@altair222@beehaw.org
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Exactly the same on my iPad

@OsrsNeedsF2P@lemmy.ml
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Same! Been on DND since 2017, couldn’t recommend it enough!

Amicese
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What is DND mode?

☆ Yσɠƚԋσʂ ☆
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do not disturb

@Faresh@lemmy.ml
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Before you gave the definition I thought it was some kind of special Dungeons&Dragons mode for mobile phones. Not sure how that would look like.

@Cysioland@lemmygrad.ml
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“Received a text from your ex, roll for initiative”

☆ Yσɠƚԋσʂ ☆
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ha!

@yxzi@lemmy.ml
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Consuming less, thus creating less garbage

Debian Guy
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I’ve been thinking to do this but it is distant and difficult. Hope I can get to it sooner.

جيا ميڠ
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install linux 🙂

@isleofmist@lemmy.ml
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same!

also installing xfce

I’ve been wanting to too, if you don’t mind me asking which distro did you install and did you have any problems with it ?

جيا ميڠ
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Linux Mint. didnt go as smoothly as usual cuz i tried installing Arch linux first, which failed and kinda messed up my system, so I gave that up and went for mint. Just follow the instructions & all should be good.

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Packing a lunch. It gets so expensive not too especially if you’re at a place where everyone does it. I’d rather grab a couple granola bars and a soda on the way out the door then buy lunch at this point even if I’m famished when I get home

@altair222@beehaw.org
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Homemade food ftw

@sexy_peach@feddit.de
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This is good. Eating expensive lunch in a hurry is a waste anyways. Also it’s probably healthier to pack something.

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Putting items back in a spot dedicated for them. I do this for damn near every item I own (I have an Excel inventory of most of the things I own and where they are stored).

I can’t remember the last time I actually lost something for good. Of course, not going out nearly as much over the last 2 years because of COVID played a role in that but it’s so nice to generally not have to worry about losing things. Plus it helps keep the place tidy.

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(I have an Excel inventory of most of the things I own and where they are stored).

I have been personally wondering if this is a good idea/worth it. Since I’m moving to a new place in… ~oh wow it’s about two weeks now~, it will be possible to get this started without excluding anything that’s rarely used.

Any advice, or is it pretty straight-forward?

I think it’s worth it for some items, and not worth it for others. It’s one of those things where one really has to develop a system tailored for their own usage of items.

For me personally, I try to make sure any of my electronics/tech stuff that I don’t use frequently is stored in a box with a corresponding Excel sheet. This includes an inventory of cables and power chargers too, with things like quantity, brand, cable length, etc.

For other items that I use more frequently, I don’t add them to the Excel sheet because constantly having to check out/check in items would be a huge pain in the ass.

Amicese
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Setting up RSS to automatically notify me of new posts on my moderated communities.

@erock@lemmy.ml
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Do you just open an rss reader every morning to read the updates or do you have some other way to get notified?

Amicese
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I have my RSS reader (emacs newsticker) opened by StumpWM everytime I boot. It works for now; but I think I eventually will just go and configure my .stumpwmrc to “fix” that.

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Amicese
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It’s a program that I noticed first and it’s included in emacs by default.

@MedicareForSome@lemmy.ml
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A nice cordless vacuum was a game-changer for me. The ability to just grab it and vacuum is great. I always feel like plugging it in makes it an annoying logistics project so I end up blowing it off, especially for places without a convenient plug.

Vacuum wars on YouTube is great for unbiased reviews. I got the Tineco A-10D for $100 and it’s really solid. Not a replacement for a plug-in vacuum though. The $250+ Range is more suited to be your one and only vacuum.

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cordless vacuum was a game-changer for me […] always feel like plugging it in makes it an annoying logistics project so I end up blowing it off

SO MUCH THIS!

The easier it is to start doing a chore or task, the much better it is to do. As another example, my current apartment’s washroom is designed to get completely wet - My toilet basically gets cleaned every shower because of how easy it is to spray it down!

@roastpotatothief@lemmy.ml
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Yes. And a steam mop.

@Gaywallet@beehaw.org
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Do you have a rec in the 250+ range?

@MedicareForSome@lemmy.ml
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Yeah the Shark IZ462H Vertex is the recommendation for that range. It can be had for $350 new or it is currently on sale for $240 used on an amazon warehouse deal.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3uW_Pio4gI

That’s a good vid where I found the recommendation. Vacuum wars is top notch.

@isleofmist@lemmy.ml
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Stopped drinking coffee. You would not believe how much positive impact it had on my life.

@nutomic@lemmy.ml
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How much coffee did you drink before?

@isleofmist@lemmy.ml
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too much :)

@sexy_peach@feddit.de
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How so?

@isleofmist@lemmy.ml
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It became easier to sleep or to focus, after an adjustment period of 1-2 weeks. Also I was getting agitated from too much caffeine, which was a huge red flag.

@sexy_peach@feddit.de
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hmm maybe I should try that

@isleofmist@lemmy.ml
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I recommend it!

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For me, it was buying a Robot Vacuum.

I always noticed I slept better in a clean environment. I bought an air purifier and it made a small difference, but when I bought a robot vacuum my life changed. Finally, my floors were clean every day and there was no dust build up.

I did extensive research on them, if you opt for it I recommend anything by Roborock. When you consider the price of a good normal vacuum, you quickly see how good of a deal robot cleaners are

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do they make one that doesn’t have any internet connectivity “features”?

their models i just looked at all mention “app control” which sounds like an indicator that you might be denied some important functionality you don’t login with facebook or something like that.

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I did some quick research because I wouldn’t consider buying one that needed wifi access or app control to work. It looks like some can work w/o ever being connected. The functions are limited like not being able to just clean a single room. Probably down to use case if you need the app functions or not.

Edit: If anyone has real experience it would be great to hear.

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Except that you will still need a normal vacuum in addition. But yeah these robots look useful, but the price for good ones is really off-putting.

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Unless you have stairs you don’t really need a normal one. You can also just handle stairs with a broom and let your little floor buddy clean it up :)

@Cysioland@lemmygrad.ml
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Well, not just stairs but also other weird crevices nooks and crannies. Also a normal vac will have mighty more suction. But yeah, I seldomly break out the big guy.

art
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Direct deposit my rent money into a rent only bank account with autopay. I never think about it, rent is just paid.

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Automation is just a beautiful thing (when it works)

@ree@lemmy.ml
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Stretching un the morning.

@sproid@lemmy.ml
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Use a Task app along with the Calendar app to counter being too busy or counter forgetfulness.

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Making automated rules to clear junk from email inboxes. As @yogthos said, adjusting notifications. Basically cleaning and organizing my digital life.

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Automate things

Ora
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I think one or two of my work inbox rules are easily in the 1minute - 5/day category. Inbox rules are super easy but incredibly effective.

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