It turns out December is a crazy month to attempt a couple of the goals. Work has been nuts so finding time to work on side projects and work out has been a challenge. Sometimes my "workout" has been limited to jumping with the kids in the bouncy house we have in the basement. Or in the case of today, spending time with the kids playing outside in the snow. A couple days I have missed my workout and/or working on side project.
The one that has proven to be really interesting and more of a challenge than I thought is the no unnecessary purchases for myself rule. December has two things going on: general sales just about everywhere you turn as retailer gear up for Christmas. This is something I was expecting.
What I wasn't expecting is almost every digital distribution channel out there - Apple's App Store, Google Play, Amazon Kindle store, and Valve's Steam - are doing some variation of "Here's the best of the year, and it's ALL one sale." type of promotions.
As someone who enjoys using good apps and playing original indie games, this is really hard to resist. So far I have managed.