An Exercise in Applied Rationality: A New Apartment

bySable 1y8th Jul 20189 comments

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I just moved into a new apartment, and I'm finding my life to be something of a blank slate. I still work at the same job and have the same car, but all of my habits and routines have been reset.

I'd appreciate some advice from the community about what to do; there are so many possibilities I'm experiencing decision paralysis.

Any topic is up for discussion, any piece of advice useful.

Some questions to get started: Should I decorate my apartment all at once or over time? It's a 14 month lease. How much energy should I invest into getting to know the people who live in near me, versus attempting other avenues of socialization? I'm on the ground floor. Aside from flooding/crime, are there other advantages or disadvantages I should be aware of? Should I meditate daily? For how long? When? Any tricks to forming/keeping a successful reading habit? Any tips for food/diet? I'm thinking I'd like to aim for nutritarian and see where it takes me.

Lastly, I'm sure there are questions I don't even know enough to ask, given that this is my first apartment. What do you wish someone had told you before you moved into your first apartment?

Thanks.