If you listen to many podcasts in the tech space, particularly where a lot of Apple discussion takes place, you won’t have missed a podcast called Cortex.

It is hosted by Myke Hurley and CGP Grey and touches on several topics where tech has an influence.

One episode I look forward to every year is the Themes episode. This year is no different.

I don’t go all in on the theme journaling they promote —they even sell a physical journaling notebook based on the theme system. It just doesn’t work for my brain that well.

However, the idea of having a theme every year is interesting and does have some slight effect on how I do things during the year.

I’ll let you discover the podcast and how the yearly theme works, but I sometimes find the nudging of it helpful.

Every year I place an all-year calendar event in a dedicated calendar called surprisingly Theme, which runs from the 1st of January to the 31st of December.

The way my brain works, if it’s not visible, it doesn’t exist. It is a simple reminder to keep me on track with a little nudge in the right direction.

Have a listen, and you might find it helpful too.

9 December 2022 — French West Indies