Gregory Paul Johnson – Personal Update 201312 | 31 December 2013 | Tuesday


Happy New Year! Here’s my personal update for December 2013.

Life in Real-Time. Heading into the coming year, I’ve already implemented many life in real-time practices. For receipt scanning, I use the Neat Mobile app and NeatCloud storage to save images of receipts instantly. Rather than waiting for receipts and other documents to pile up, I’m scanning them in real-time at the moment of purchase. So, at any moment, my financial paperwork is 100% organized, scanned, and instantly searchable. I use FitBit as my wellness tracking system to log nutrition, daily activity, and sleep analysis. So, at any moment, I can view progress charts. I’ve developed a spreadsheet app to track my auto mileage, so at tax time, or any time, it’s easy to press a button instantly see the breakdown of business and personal vehicle use. I’m using a time tracking system (called Eternity) that allows me at the push of a button to see a pie chart representing how my time is being invested in a given day, week, or month. This helps track and report on my billable client time — which is increasingly fragmented in short sessions with many people rather than a few longer sessions. Time accounting is also necessary for tracking workplace efficiency and job security (e.g. justifying one’s existence). For this reason, many institutions are requiring employees to track how time is spent (such as some departments at the University of Iowa and UIHC). Tracking personal time helps identify inefficiencies, and align time expenditures with work or personal goals. In all of the above practices, my goal is to create a minimally invasive methods of real-time tracking.

Wellness. As you probably know, I have my interests and attention fairly spread around. In recent months, because of my desire to loose some weight, I’ve been focusing more on fitness, nutrition, and overall wellness. I’ve been having some great success with the wellness tracking system I’ve mentioned previously. After gathering a substantial amount of data, I’m ready to begin doing more research on that data and developing effective, yet simple and free, wellness protocols. I want to acknowledge and thank my many sources of information and inspiration, including Dr. Jason Bradley, Dr. Darlene Ehlers, Dr. Daniel Amen, and Dr. Michael Lam. These doctors promote a broad, holistic, clinical, data-driven approach to promoting strategies and protocols for overall wellness. I’m also grateful to Makur and Pavan Jain for their wellness wisdom, ancient remedies, and yoga knowledge.

Writings. I’ve written many articles recently on a variety of topics. You can see them listed by title in the right column under recent posts, or view the most recent articles on the main page of the website.

Facebook. If we’re not already connected on Facebook, please visit my Facebook page and send me a friend request. I’ve been using Facebook to post ongoing photos and links to content.

Origins. For those of you who are new to these monthly personal updates, they began as a desire to share from my personal life about topics of faith, health, career, finances, relationships, effective living, and activism. This is based on the life map presented on the Resources For Life website.

Many thanks to all of you who keep in touch and provide support for the work I do.

~ Gregory