Habits life

#Screenshot Life

December 9, 2020


Yesterday got away from me, mostly because a) I slept until 6; b) I time blocked the #($&@# out of the rest of the day, and there just wasn’t a logical slot to post and c) it was Josh’s birthday!

I spent some precious morning time making these German chocolate brownies for him (he loves anything German chocolate). I forgot to take a pic but they were decadent and delicious. Even if the kids went slightly insane waiting for him to come home.

Here are a few app screenshots that reflect life & habits lately:

1- COLD!!!! It feels full-on wintry outside (and to some degree inside).

2- SCREEN TIME. I am definitely doing better than before starting #Op100 BUT I am not doing perfectly. At all. Quitting addictive things is really hard (but I think worth it).

3- Headspace! They have extended their free access for health care workers until March of 2021. I was fully prepared to pay for the new year and will definitely sign up for a paid subscription once this ends. Really lovely that they did that. Also, love the round number below!

4- Garmin connect app. I use this to track steps (and yep, I write the total # in my planner). On non-running days it is pretty challenging to get 10,000 — sometimes I make it, sometimes I don’t! Yesterday I ran. You can see my pace is kinda meh — it’s been stuck there ever since I took a running hiatus to do more Beachbody. I am not sure whether or not I care.

5- Duolingo. 80 day streak! (I did use a “Streak Freeze” for one day so it’s not a true streak). I actually really enjoy this app and hope it will actually provide me with some more practical Spanish language ability if I stick to it long term.

That’s about it. BB time! Time for this fun:

I really do like this program overall!


  • Reply Sam December 9, 2020 at 8:41 am

    I’m thinking of using the Yearly 2021 page in the Wonderland to track my steps to see if it encourages me to move more. Any other ideas for how to use that space?

    • Reply Grateful Kae December 9, 2020 at 4:14 pm

      I played around with that section for a long time the other day. I made a little key and think I’m going to track several things there! I’m going to circle the date if I workout that day. Then I’m going to put a letter code to represent my skin condition that day (some hormonal acne issues I want to track C clear, L light, etc) then a number to represent caffeine servings that day (little bit of a problem lol), then a number to represent my overall mood for that day 1-5. Then on the far right I am going to put a little triangle if I spent quality time with my husband that day, and a filled in dot if I got outside for a bit that day. I will track a bunch of this stuff in my habit tracker too but I like the idea of seeing this stuff all on a yearly spread. It fits easily- just like “C 2 3” across the line. Although writing this out now I feel a bit neurotic. LOL! 😳 The steps idea is probably more normal!! Hahaha

      • Reply Sam December 9, 2020 at 9:30 pm

        I hadn’t thought that it could fit multiple things with a key! That’s a good idea.

  • Reply Jenn December 9, 2020 at 9:52 am

    Hi Sara, I love your blog. Thanks for all you do. Your comment about time blocking yesterday reminded me of a question I’ve been meaning to ask you. I am an obliger who constantly over-commits myself at work. I have been trying to block time to work on big projects, but I find that I am terrible at estimating how long a project will take me (I always seem to underestimate). This leads me to get frustrated with feelilng like I didn’t accomplish much, since my time blocks weren’t accurate. Do you have any suggestions at getting better at know how long certain tasks will take? Similarly, I struggle with massive to do lists and feeling paralyzed by how to start.
    Thanks in advance!

    • Reply Omdg December 9, 2020 at 12:44 pm

      Just chiming in to say me too!!

    • Reply Jara C. December 9, 2020 at 8:18 pm

      I also struggle with this (though my “work” is studying at this point in my life) and would love to hear Sarah’s thoughts on it!

    • Reply Kathy December 9, 2020 at 10:21 pm

      Sarah will have great comments about this. In the meantime, here are two small tricks.

      1. You know that you underestimate the time you need. So try estimating the time you will need. Then multiply your estimate by 2. You can experiment and see if that is the correct factor.

      2. Spend a week or so collecting data by tracking your time. How long does it take you to do different tasks? Just view this as collecting information without trying to shoehorn tasks into designated slots.

  • Reply LDMN December 9, 2020 at 1:27 pm

    I love the difference in perceptions based on usual climate… I’m in MN where today the high is supposed to be 48 and people are FREAKING OUT because it’s going to be so “warm”! No judgement, just a funny thing to notice.

  • Reply Cindy December 9, 2020 at 4:10 pm

    Love Headspace. I Will need to let my husband ( Cardiologist)…. and son know ( interventional / structural Cardiologist )….. btw he graduated from U of Miami Med School…. I really enjoyed travel to Miami during his years there. I enjoy your blog. Thank you. I do pay for HSpace…. it does help.

  • Reply Omdg December 9, 2020 at 6:27 pm

    Daughter was running around outside without a coat on. It was 34 degrees.

    • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger December 9, 2020 at 6:55 pm

      Hahahah you should have seen how mine were bundled and they still complained it was cold 😂

  • Reply MBC December 9, 2020 at 11:50 pm

    Non-sequitor to today’s post but I had to share this blog post about Hobonichi with you!

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