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March 31, 2020

Quarantine — Day 12

On identifying destructive habits

This post is part of an ongoing series in which I document my journey through the COVID-19 quarantine. See Day 1 for full context.

Quick update

So happy I got to release a new site for Notyf. Got pretty anxious afterwards, checking GitHub and Twitter after the release. I’ll need to work on that, maybe reminding myself I’m not doing any of these for the glory, but just to help. Mindlessly checking NPM installs or GitHub stars is a destructive habit. It’s like being an active crypto trader again, losing life checking prices every single hour.

I keep committed to my working hours consistently: no work after 6:30pm. Making solid progress on my book too.

Data Report

Time management

Even when I didn’t fall prey to distractions, I’m identifying destructive patterns already like checking GitHub stars or Twitter likes. I want to remind myself every single hour I’m not doing any of these for the glory, but for the mere act of giving and helping.


  • Avoid news: Yes
  • Write blog: Yes
  • Personal growth: No
  • Wake up 5:00 am: No
  • Workout: No
  • Help someone: Yes
  • Time wasted < 90 mins: Yes


  • Spent: 30 USD
  • Stocks Portfolio (24h): -0.9%
  • Stocks Portfolio (All time): +5.07%
  • Cryptofolio (24h): +0.02%
  • Cryptofolio (All time): +16.05%

Stay tuned.


I'm Carlos Roso. I'm a Software Engineer and digital nomad at Toptal. Previously Software Architect at Crossover. In love with open source and design.

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