Apple Park, the new Apple campus first announced by Steve Jobs in 2006 is nearing completion after 4 years of construction. Beginning sometime this April, the new state of the art headquarters is expected to begin welcoming its 12,000 permanent employees in a staggered move-in that will continue into the summer. There have been many efforts to document the journey since construction began over the years via drone footage. The video production has gotten quite sophisticated and more polished with each video. Duncan Sinfield has been the gold standard for the monthly coverage, and I look forward to viewing his videos when they become available each month. From the latest video the focus on finishing construction on campus appears to be limited to the landscaping outside the main building ring, as there doesn’t appear to be any heavy equipment present anywhere. You can view any of Duncan’s previous coverage here.
Looking for a little incentive to kickoff a healthier you for 2018? Well, if you have an Apple Watch, you’re in luck. Apple is offering a new achievement badge, and you still have plenty of time to earn yours before the end of the month. To secure the Ring in the New Year Badge close all three of your Activity Rings seven days in a row any time in January. This one was definitely harder than the two previous badges I’ve earned since acquiring my Apple Watch in October. I regularly close all three of my Activity Rings, but rarely do I accomplish this more than 4 or 5 days in a week, much less 7 days in a row. To be honest, though, this was just what I needed to get me refocused after a holiday season that had me fighting through holiday party after another and giving in to too many indulgences along the way.
Who doesn’t love adding to their Activity achievement board? I must admit, after buying my Apple Watch I hadn’t spent as much time exploring all of the potential achievements as I really should have. However, after earning the Ring in the New Year Challenge badge I’m now striving to add more badges by pushing myself and setting goals that I never had previously considered. Isn’t this the real benefit in monitoring your activity levels–to move more, and be more active? Once you become aware of your habits and pitfalls you can push yourself to be a healthier, happier person.
Good luck in acquiring your Ring in the New Year Challenge Badge!