How I’ll use tech to improve myself in 2023

kit_carmelite
2 min readJan 4, 2023

In her article, Sarah Chaney suggests four ways to use tech in 2023.

# 1 — Learn a new skill

I know SAS well and Statistics Canada is encouraging employers to learn R Programming I’ve started a course through Data Camp and follow courses on LinkedIn through my local library.

#2 — Start a side-hustle

I don’t need the income or want the stress.. Medium is more than enough to satisfy me.

# 3 — Stay in Closer Contact With Friends and Family

We’ve been doing a weekly video chat with out-of-town friends since lock-down days. My brother set up a private family group on Facebook and updates pop up on my phone and tablet several times a day.

# 4 — Reduce Screen Time

I would miss several things on my no-screen days: responding to Medium articles, reading ebooks, and playing chess. On those days, I’d spend more time in prayer, spiritual reading, crocheting squares while listening to audio-books or podcasts, or playing cards with my husband.

Something else maybe?

At the bottom of her article Sarah puts a voting form that includes an “Other” category. These would include

  • Monitoring my nutrients with the LoseIt and FitBit apps
  • Increasing my chess knowledge through YouTube videos and a wide variety of apps
  • Increasing my chess skill by playing games on Lichess and chess.com
  • Reading lots of ebooks which are easier for me than print because of my vision impairment
  • Taking interesting courses on Wondrium and watch documentaries on Curiosity Stream.

How will you invest your screen time in 2023?

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kit_carmelite

Married 25 years. Retired SAS programmer from Statistics Canada. Member of Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites since 2008. Love chess..