As I’m new to the site, I wanted to introduce myself.
My name is Attila, I’m a Project Manager, TED fan, Toastmaster, passionate self-improver.
I started to track some aspects (mainly mood, energy level, sleep, activity level) of my life about 2 years ago, and the effect is astonishing. It helped me to quit smoking, start regular exercises, get into the habit of regular meditation…
I’m here because I want to deepen my QS knowledge. And eventually I would like to work on in QS field, not just take it as a hobby.
Let me know if you have any questions.
Awesome Attila we are all learning here. What tools have helped you over the past 2 years?
Hi Gary, thanks for the welcome!
I started on a very basic level, with occasionally measuring my heart rate and overall mood. Back then I didn’t even know that this is called QS
These 2 indicators + a spreadsheet were enough to convince me to quit smoking. Before my resting HR was around 71-72, now it’s close to 61-62 after a good night sleep. Unfortunately I was not really disciplined with the measurements and data handling, so I have a lot of fragmented or lost data.
When I started running, I picked up Runkeeper. Nowadays I started to use Sleepbot, and Fitbit Flex for sleep tracking. I really want to figure out some method that helps me tackle lucid dreaming (being on my 2014 todo list
What I have challenge is diet tracking. I mean, I’m a bit lazy to calculate calories all the time, and that would be just the basics. Ideally I should be able to log my food with an app that gives me calories, fat/protein/carbo ratio, nutritions… I know there are some apps for this, I just have to find the time to try them out and choose one.
I started to look into all the “aggregation” and multi-function tools like Tictrack, quanti.me, optimizeme, but I still need to devote enough time to properly test them.
What about you?
Have you ever heard of the Aurora Dreamband(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-s_sRYlvYL0#t=1). This might be a pretty interesting gadget in order to improve your ability to do lucid dreaming. It should ship around mid 2014.
Thanks for the heads-up! It looks very cool, will look for it when it’s ready.