Putting on some wait | Signal v. Noise

Whenever there’s an opportunity to pick the wait, I’m picking it. And I’m not filling my time with other things I have to do while waiting – I’m genuinely waiting. Waiting while doing nothing. Idling. If I’m in line, and it’s moving slowly, I’m not reflexively reaching for my phone to soak up the dead space. I’m just enjoying having absolutely nothing to do.

Over the last few weeks I have been pondering a post in which I encourage people to be bored. It is one of the biggest things that has increased my mental health and also my creativity.

Taking extra time is key. Taking in your environment when waiting at a checkout, appreciating noises and smells when out and about, and just taking your time.

I often enjoy nothing else but focusing on what is actually going on around me. Sure we all often know, but do we take time to study it? Put in some wait in your own life and you will be glad you did - I promise.

And You Are? - Dave Nott

Dave Nott is an iOS developer and infrequent blogger from the UK. He is focusing on producing a new Reading List app in the coming year and talks me through his beginnings, issues with App Store pricing and the future of apps.

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And You Are? - 03 Andy Nicolaides

Andy Nicolaides is a writer and podcaster from the UK. His blog, The Dent, covers Apple related news and opinions. His campaign to make 2019 more positive in this space is inspiring others to do the same, and changing the way things are published.

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Microcast - Keep Going

Some information about what I’m up to, my podcasting struggles and an open invitation to record a show with you as long as you live somewhere warm.

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Homescreen In 2019

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Microcast - A Short Audio Note

Just a short audio note to talk about what has been happening over the last couple of weeks. Hints at what is coming in the new year and a wish for you all going into 2019.

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Nothing Has Changed In 2 Years

A few years ago I used to write a lot about Lucie. Mention her a lot in posts about my life and also wrote a few from her perspective. Making light of situations when in reality it was my way of coping with feelings and emotions.
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