Three days into 2016… how are you feeling? Are you excited and ready to face the New Year head-on, or consumed with thoughts of Monday morning and end-of-holiday blues?
Now is the time of year you’re most likely to reflect on life; some will focus on hopes and dreams for the future, others on the negatives of past and present. Could this year be different? Could this finally be your time for real personal breakthrough, whatever this may mean for you?
8765.81. The number of hours in a year, give or take. It’s the same for all of us. We’re told to “use our time wisely – carpe diem”. But who’s to say what ‘wisely’ means; how do we decide and make our choices?
Did you know, it’s widely held the average UK citizen sees 300-700 marketing messages a day, bombarding them with lifestyle directives, information snippets and opinion – click this, try that, be careful, get fit, protect yourself, get richer, we’re all doomed, no, wait – we’re actually OK; left foot, right foot – noise, blah, #stop!
I’ve long been an early adopter of new technology. Ever since the purchase of an Amstrad CPC464 back in the 1980s, I’ve been intrigued and fascinated by the advancement of electronics, and what comes next.
Coupled with this fascination is the want to test and review select products ahead of the crowds, particularly those I believe could be of genuine use in everyday life.
Most recently, I’ve been testing a number of new fitness trackers and smartwatches, and asking “are they really worth it, and which one’s the best?”.