Personality tests

Meet Axel, the ‘turbulent advocate’ according to 16 Personalities! Does this test do me justice? How accurate are these things anyway? In an effort to find out more about myself I have followed a friends’ advice and taken one of the many personality tests online. I don’t know about you but I always struggle to find a way to complete these things properly. I have to force myself to go with the first answer my gut comes up with as to not overly dissect each question and compute meaning and context as to influence the algorithm that will calculate my personality....

November 15, 2019 · 4 min · Axel Segebrecht

What would you rather do with your life?

Work to pay a mortgage and buy shiny things while doing a job you loathe or spend time with loved ones, living a happier life while saving the planet? The alarm rings at its usual time. My tired eyes strain to make out the shape of the rectangular room. It is 6.45am and my body has been busy reminding me for 45 minutes that it wanted relieve. While I crawl out of bed to start the normal routine and gently wake up my kids, I wonder what terrors lie ahead for me today....

November 14, 2019 · 4 min · Axel Segebrecht

This is what happened when I removed all news and social media from my phone

Mental health is important and we often do things out of habit which cause us harm that we don’t notice until it is too late. Social media is designed to be addictive and news apps mirror this along with headlines written for maximum impact, often with little regard to the context or facts of the story. I realised I had a problem thanks to Apple’s screen time feature which informed me that I was spending a lot of time on my phone looking at social media and news....

November 4, 2019 · 2 min · Axel Segebrecht

Digital Detoxing

I wrote about this before external link and I am sure it is somewhat cyclical: I am going on a detox. Maybe even for good this time. My social media accounts of course are still were I abandoned them and I encourage nobody this time to follow me here. If you are reading this and count yourself a friend: nice to see you 🙂 If you are a casual browser who stumbled upon this post by accident: also welcome and thanks for stopping by....

October 13, 2019 · 2 min · Axel Segebrecht

Five days with a Leaf and rediscovering a classic

Following on from my recent thoughts on using social media less external link and generally ‘detoxing’ my mind by reducing the time I spend on staring at my fondleslap, I have some good news to impart. And for my next number I like to return to the classics I have finally gotten hold of a Nokia 8810 4G via Amazon in German external link y and am writing these words just as I intended without hacking away at my trusted iPhone’s tiny onscreen keyboard but on an iPad with physical keyboard, wirelessly tethered to the Nokia’s access point....

July 14, 2018 · 4 min · Axel Segebrecht