I find myself looking for new apps to help me be more productive, more reliable, and just generally a better person. I look for other’s opinions and reviews to find a better way of doing things and to also feel that I am not alone in this struggle. The struggle is Real. I am learning that this response to the struggle is distraction. Searching for a new tool takes hours, and then more time getting it set up and doing the test drive.
Then, glowing in its minimalistic icon glory etched into my home screen it sits. And it sits. And so I sit. I didn’t make progress in the struggle, I simply distracted myself by looking for something that would make the struggle less painful. Oh fleeting joy of $1.99, you have tricked me again! It isn’t an app I need but rather a process. Process is hard but is the way I can progress against the struggle.