How it all started
Einstein wore similar clothes every day. Steve Jobs had his own style and look and was seldom seen wearing anything other than his trademark jeans and turtleneck. Ever wondered why? No, it’s not because they didn’t have the latest from London fashion week.
I came across an article which explained why Here’s the logic behind that, all intelligent people have figured out that they do not want to spend energy on tasks that are not a priority for them because that’s wasted energy.
Now, I’m not saying that you need to buy the same style of clothing and switch your entire wardrobe but my point is, if you’re not passionate about it or if it’s not a priority then its trivial and mundane and nothing great was ever achieved by being trivial and mundane.
If you’re not yet convinced, I’d got two words from you. Decision Fatigue. Yes, it’s a thing. According to Wikipedia and I quote, “In decision making and psychology, decision fatigue refers to the deteriorating quality of decisions made by an individual after a long session of decision making.”
Basically, it means that that the more decisions you make in a day the worse the quality of your decisions gets as the day progresses. Which explains why you’d want to make the bad decision of getting drunk after a tiresome day and want to call your ex. Mystery solved. Just kidding.
All this got me thinking. What did this mean for me? I am passionate about clothes. I studied fashion. So I wasn’t going to wear the same clothes every day. So I decided to change a few things and see if that makes me better and more productive than before. I decided to prioritize making decisions which were related to the things important to me like clothes and brainstorming ideas for my blog and niche. Teaching, Yes, I’m a full-time English teacher. So lesson planning and so on.
After hours on google, I figured that the answer was technology. I know that raises some eyebrows but here’s my logic. Technology isn’t good or bad in its own self, it’s what you do with it or how you use it that makes it good or bad for you or others. What reconfirmed my belief in that thought was this, the internet is technology while some people use it for things like hacking, spreading fake news and widespread panic, others for studying, researching, etc. It all depends on you.
That’s enough backdrop. To why I made this choice of changing to a smart home or let’s say a smarter home as we’re still in the process of carefully choosing what we need and what we don’t and here’s more about the changes I’ve made, which I’m proud of and I feel more motivated and productive thanks to these changes. Some of these I bought off Flipkart and others I owned already and found a new use to that gadget and more about re-using old gadgets later.
Google Home Mini
Ever since I bought it I have started to use it for a lot of things, I use it to play music online by asking google assistant to play the song, it also doubles as regular Bluetooth connected speakers as it pairs with my phone. I use it to read and send emails too and for listing to audio books but since I like to dance music is my favourite use. During the last Flipkart sale, I bought Wipro LED smart light for my lam and now I use it to control that via voice too.
The only on it that like refrigerators or TV it needs to be plugged into work and has no inbuilt battery thus I deducted 0.2 from the final rating. It has quickly become my mother’s favourite for listening to old songs too.
Next on our list is buying google compatible plugs which can be turned on and off on command for wifi and the main socket which we use as charging station so it’s easy to turn it off at night without getting out of bed with just a voice command.
I bought my google home mini for a discounted price on flipkart during sale and bagged a great deal. So it’s worth checking out on flipkart and join the #SmartHomeRevolution
We’ve been using smart wearables for 4 years now we’ve previously been misfit users. Then I decided to invest in an Apple watch as I heard its syncs beautifully and effortlessly with Apple devices and I’m kind of a proud Apple user and I must say it has revolutionised my fitness and taken it to another level. I used it for 3 months and lost 3 kgs my completing all three activity goals according to my watch and using myfitnesspal in my phone to make use I’m eating healthy and logging it all.
Seeing my progress my sister nome de plume Jane also decided to buy an Apple watch and is loving hers too.
We compete with each other, track our walks and workouts and it has led to a fitter version of us. Now I’m not saying it isn’t possible without it but yeah owning this device has made us take more interest in our own health.
If you’re interested in checking out Apple watch then check it out on Flipkart which has good deals to help you #GetFitWithFlipkart.
What’s next on our list?
- Smart plugs
- Replace more lamps with smart lights
- Nescafe E-mug coffee maker (we’re coffee lovers)