February 2017 QS Log
In November of 2016, I started using an Apple Watch to keep track of my health and fitness. Several months into this endeavor, I stumbled upon the Quantified Self movement and, after quite a bit of research and planning, decided to begin keeping records of other aspects of my life.
I began with nutrition and quickly expanded into other areas like mental health and screen time.
My main goal in quantifying aspects of my life is to become more aware of myself. The act of keeping records wakes me up to elements of my life that, normally, I am unconscious of.
However, I want to do more than just raise my awareness. I also want to use that awareness to live a healthier and more meaningful life. In order to do this, I have to analyze and interpret the data I'm collecting. This requires me to create visualizations of my data.
To help keep myself accountable and regularly reflecting on the data I'm collecting, I will begin publishing monthly Quantified Self logs that contain charts and graphs of some of my data. Feel free to follow along with this project and use it as self-motivation or inspiration.
Hope you enjoy!