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March 28, 2020

Quarantine — Day 9

High dose of psychology. Food for thought.

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

I used my day to read a lot and share some Netflix time with my wife. I’ve been slowly falling in love with psychology lately. Been reading Before You Know It by John Bargh and, no kidding, I get mindblown every 5 pages. It’s all about the unconscious and how it silently affect every single action we take.

How are my goals and desires unconsciously affecting my daily actions? my relationships? It’s scary to learn that subtle things like being hungry can make you act like a moron. It’s like your brain is trying to replenish your need for food with abundant shopping, even for things you don’t need. Scientifically proven, you become a shopping maniac when hungry, and that’s scary.

Am I being at least conscious of how my desires affect my views on life? Food for thought.

Data Report


  • Avoid news: Yes
  • Write blog: Yes
  • Personal growth: Yes. Kept reading Before you know it - John Bargh.
  • Wake up 5:00 am: Yes
  • Workout: No
  • Help someone: Yes
  • Time wasted < 90 mins: No


  • Spent: 300 USD. Paid taxes.
  • Stocks Portfolio (24h): 0% (weekend)
  • Stocks Portfolio (All time): +4.10%
  • Cryptofolio (24h): -0.8%
  • Cryptofolio (All time): +8.64%

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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