Are you at ‘inbox zero’? Why are we so OBSESSED with measuring ourselves against numbers that mean nothing in wellbeing and addiction recovery
Are you baking a cake?
If not, then you do not need a constant, obsessive focus on NUMBERS!
In today’s podcast, I discuss ways in which we might turn away from always looking at and comparing numbers, and finding methods based on quality rather than quantity.
3-12: Some areas where numbers seem to have become prevalent in modern life.
12-20: How personal achievement is more important than comparing our exercise / weight-lifting numbers to other people’s.
20-25: Sobriety and why “days clean” is not the best measurement protocol.
25-30: Social media follower numbers – do they really matter?
30-34: Inbox zero, DM numbers, and the pressure we put on ourselves about the quantity of engagement we have with others.
34-37: The focus on earnings vs outgoings, and whether they really mean more than happy users of a service
37-43: What energy are we creating when we share OUR numbers? And what energy are we absorbing when we measure ourselves against those of others?
43-46: How we are driven by social media, conventional media, clickbait, workout programs, family, friends, to become obsessed with numbers.
47-49: Quote of the episode.
49-56: Ways we can change, and view things as QUALITATIVE, rather than quantitative. Numbers don’t matter as much as emotions.
56-58: The ONLY place where numbers matter!
Quote of the Episode:
A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers.Plato