The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.
Henry David Thoreau, Walden

I found myself stuck in a work, eat, sleep cycle. Life should be more than that, so I’ve started looking for things that I can deliberately add into the mix to make life better.

For example, I eat meals every day. Upgrading the food I eat would make every day a little bit better. From basic cooking skills to baking my own bread, this is something that affects every day that I could improve.

The balance I’ve arrived at between work and life isn’t what it should be either. I’ve somehow slid into a place where most of my waking hours are spent working, and the rest are squandered. Well, I can fix that.

Beyond the day-to-day lies a bigger question; what kind of life do I want to lead? The advice is to begin with the end in mind, and that requires an end in mind to begin with.

So; here’s the intent. Try a thing to make life better and see how it goes. If it works, great. If it doesn’t, stop doing it.

And then try something else.