30 Days of Writing, Day 23: Physical and Mental Junk Food

Over the past few months I’ve been eating the same few nutritious meals. I’m very lucky to live near a store that sells salads for $2. As such I can live most days getting my vegetables.

There are some days where I deviate from the norm, though. At some point in the day I break down and buy a bag of chips. I consume and binge those chips. I feel good while eating those chips. And for the rest of the day, I regret eating those chips and I become less productive than usual.

Over the past year, I’ve been auditing my mental consumption of things. Over the years I’ve seen trends to productive days, not-so-productive days, and whatever.

So my goal is to get better at most things, including programming. The best sources for me have been this: