I’ve quantified myself. Now what?

After tracking my daily sleep hours, caffeine and alcohol consumption, mood, weight, and exercise on and off for a year, I decided to see if this data could teach me anything.

And here it is: There’s a fairly strong negative correlation between the amount of caffeine I consume and the hours I sleep (-0.45, using Google’s CORREL() function).

So, duh.

Slightly more interesting: There’s a small positive correlation between my weight and my mood (0.24). The more I weigh, the happier I am, apparently.

But everything else is almost random. Maybe I’m just too consistent in my habits, but it seems like my life is a system in relative equilibrium, and I’m not seeing any obvious optimizations here.

correlations between sleep, mood, etc


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I’ve quantified myself. Now what?