4 Shortcuts to Self Improvement for Tech Junkies and Nerds

4 Shortcuts to Self Improvement for Tech Junkies and Nerds

Being a tech junkie is awesome; you are really up to date with the latest developments in the field of technology, you are also very well informed since you do a lot of research in general, and you have a habit of collecting useful gadgets. Yet, over the course of time, tech junkies acquired a negative stereotypical streak. Since they are, in a sense, nerdy, people tend to think of them as someone who does not like to work out and be active.

In reality, all of us who spend a lot of time behind our computers or who admire online communication, tend to forsake some healthier aspects of life. This is not something that only a techy would do, however, it is still not an excuse to continue with such a lifestyle.

So, in the following article, I will provide some tips for self-improvement that tech savvy folks can easily implement. After all, technology is designed to help us; we are the ones who use it in a harmful way. So, all you need to do is acquire the right tech and start using it in order to restore balance and improve your life.

1. Change your habits and mindset


    The subheading might seem like it suggests an essential change, but you do not have to abandon your hobby. You need to start to worry more about your health and adopt some healthier habits, and you should still use gadgets, but simply focus on those that help you fulfill these newfound goals.

    It would be a wise decision to start working out, and to socialize more at the same time. So, instead of chatting with online friends, initiate a new action. Invite them to play sports or to go to the gym. Workouts are really bothersome, and if you are alone, it will get boring really quickly. The only upside of working alone is that you are more efficient, since your sole focus is training.

    With friends, you get to joke around, help each other, and you won’t get that strange feeling like people are judging you in the gym. It is not too uncommon to avoid the gym because of anxiety but when you are with people, you know that it is different, and you won’t feel so isolated.

    So, tell yourself that physical activity is now a must, and that you also need to adopt a healthier diet and create a healthier environment.


    2. Healthier eating

    One of the gadgets you should be interested in is the so called HAPIfork, which is a tool for eating that also monitors the intake of food. It is a fork, like its name suggests, and it keeps track of how much food you eat, how fast you eat it, by counting the amount of fork servings and intervals between fork servings. By eating according to the fork’s guidelines, you can prevent weight gain, avoid digestive problems, the gastric reflux and postoperative complications.

    Fitbit Aria is another great piece of tech you can use to monitor your health and see if your healthy habits are yielding any results. It is important to monitor progress, because it will encourage you to continue with your regime. With this scale, you can monitor your body mass index and body fat percentage, and use the input from this device for other weight loss apps on your smartphone.

    3. Improve environment

      You can use your gadgets to create a much healthier environment in your home. You can find many gadgets to create a smart house on discount. You can get items like smart energy monitors and smart thermostats, and also a moisture sensor. You can use these gadgets for maintaining a comfortable temperature, to ensure the air condition won’t result in mold forming on the walls, and to avoid unnecessary electricity expenses.


      In order to stay healthy, and to feel good and motivated, you need to maintain healthy living conditions. These are all the things that have an impact on your behavior and how you think. If you strive to maintain a better environment, you will be more active and you will feel a lot better. Using the previously suggested gadgets, you can successfully achieve this goal.

      4. Gadgets for fitness

      Finally, you should get some gadgets that motivate you to be active. You can gamify the whole fitness program if you use Xbox Kinect; you can run, dance, do various forms of exercise, etc. Kinect is an awesome device to have fun when you invite your friends over, and to have a workout session with an entire gamified experience, so that you are motivated to work out more.

      You can also get yourself a pedometer. You need to set a daily goal for yourself on how much you need to walk and be active, and gradually increase that limit. With the pedometer, you also get a semi-competitive experience, because you need to beat your previous self. Besides, walking can be very therapeutic and pleasant; all you need is a quality playlist to go along with it and it won’t even seem troublesome.

      Lastly, when you start to get more serious about your workout, you can get a spree headband and use it to obtain detailed feedback about your body’s core. You will know your temperature, speed, heart rate, and even your GPS location; it is a really awesome gadget to say the least.


      Moreover, you should probably use your smartphone to download some apps for fitness tips, food tips, and some reminders so that you do not forget to workout. Also, you can get apps that ensure you get enough healthy sleep, and really tap into the full potential of your training.

      So, I hope you agree with these suggestions, and this list. There are a lot of devices out there that can aid you in your quest towards having a better and happier life, to ensure that you live in a safe and healthy environment, and to remind you not to neglect these aspects of life.

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        Here you’ll find 60 very solid things to be thankful for in your everyday life. These are great reminders for you to treasure everything you have.

        1. Good Health

        Even if you’re health isn’t great, it could be worse and you likely still have some working parts to be thankful for.

        2. Money in the Bank

        Having just a few coins makes you richer than most people on Earth.

        3. Good Friends

        Often, it’s the quality of friendships, not the quantity.

        4. Freedom of Religion

        Being able to worship whomever and however you want is something many people don’t ever experience.

        5. Your Parents

        Even if they’re dysfunctional, they gave you life.

        6. Weekends

        There’s something magical about weekends.

        7.Having a Partner

        Being in a romantic relationship can teach you so much about the world and yourself.

        8. Pets

        Pets offer one of the best examples of unconditional love.

        9. Learning from Mistakes

        If we never made mistakes, we wouldn’t learn much so it is one of those things we should be thankful for.

        10. Opportunity to Get an Education

        The opportunity to attend school is something many people don’t have.


        11. Having a Home

        Whether you live in an apartment, a mansion, or a tent, having a place to call home is something to be thankful for.

        12. An Ability to Read

        If you’re reading this right now, you have a lot to be thankful for.

        13. Breathing Fresh Air

        Being able to step outside to breathe in fresh air is a good reminder how many little things we should be thankful for.

        14. A Bed to Sleep

        A bed is one of those things that’s easy to take for granted, until you don’t have one.

        15. Laughter

        Without laughter, the world would be a sad place.

        16. Safety and Security

        Being able to wake up without immense fear frees us up to really live life.

        17. Cars

        Without cars, it would take a lot longer to get our activities done.

        18. Sunshine

        The sun’s warmth can brighten any day.

        19. Time

        Although we often don’t think there’s enough of it, time is something we shouldn’t take for granted.

        20. Clean Water

        Many people on earth lack access to clean water.

        21. Cell Phones

        Cell phones make talking to loved ones easy.

        22. Love

        The world sure would be a different place if we lacked the ability to love.

        23. Books

        Books provide an opportunity to enter another world all from the comfort of your own home.


        24. Kindness of Strangers

        Never take the kindness of a stranger for granted.

        25. Campfires

        The simplicity of a campfire creates lifelong memories.

        26. Pain

        Without pain, it would be difficulty to appreciate life’s joys.

        27. Art

        The world would be less beautiful if art didn’t exist.

        28. Holidays

        Any reason to celebrate is something we should be thankful for.

        29. Freedom of Speech

        Being able to express your thoughts and feelings freely should never be taken for granted.

        30. Rainbows

        The beauty of a rainbow is unmatched.

        31. Tears

        Sometimes when there are no words to say, tears express how we feel for us.

        32. Waking up Today

        Simply waking up today means you have things to be thankful for.

        33. Indoor Plumbing

        Indoor plumbing not only provides convenience, it spares us from disease.

        34. Wisdom that Comes with Age

        Thankfully, we grow smarter over time.

        35. Mountains

        Mountains provide us with beauty and recreation.

        36. Eyesight

        Being able to see allows us to view the world’s beauty.


        37. Grocery Stores

        Grocery stores mean we don’t have to spend all of our time getting our own food.

        38. Sunsets

        Sunsets are a reminder that we should enjoy the simple things in life.

        39. Entertainment

        Entertainment gives us a way to relax and enjoy life.

        40. Your Mind

        Being able to think, remember, and solve problems sure makes life easier.

        41. Employment

        Even if you don’t like your job, being employed means someone thought you were special enough to hire.

        42. Diversity

        The world would be a boring place without diversity.

        43. Moon and Stars

        The moon and stars encourage us to dream.

        44. Electricity

        Electricity makes most of our chores efficient.

        45. Air Conditioning

        Staying cool on a hot day is something people wouldn’t have dreamed about in past centuries.

        46. Hearing

        Being able to hear your loved one’s voice is something that not everyone gets to do.

        47. Children

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        48. Ability to Learn

        The ability to learn new things means we have endless potential.

        49. People Willing to Teach

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        50. Oceans

        The sea creatures in the ocean almost seem too mystical to be real.

        51. Modern Medicine

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        52. Music

        Music brings out new emotions.

        53. Entrepreneurs

        Some of life’s best inventions resulted from an entrepreneur who was willing to take a risk.

        54. Warm Clothing

        On a cold day, there’s nothing more important than warm clothing.

        55. Freedom to Vote

        Being able to have a say in the laws should never be taken for granted.

        56. An Internet Connection

        It’s hard to believe how easy it is to take the internet for granted, seeing how none of us had just a couple of decades ago.

        57. Challenges

        Without challenges in life, we wouldn’t be the people we are now.

        58. Hiking Trails

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        59. Vaccines

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        60. Armed Forces

        Our lives would likely be very different if we didn’t have protection from the armed forces.

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