Maybe you recognize this scene:
I finish the dishes after a nice, healthy dinner, I wash my face, brush my teeth and get into bed. I’m not too sleepy yet, so I check Facebook. I get sucked into that vortex for several minutes (er, hours?), until I find a cool link someone posted. I click. I read. I repost. I click on another link. Then another. Then another. And even though I got into bed at 10:30, I don’t actually go to sleep until midnight or one in the morning.
If I’m so committed to balance and health right now, why does the Internet get so much of my time? Don’t get me wrong. I love the internet. I love learning from it. I love communicating through it. I love buying things on it. I love doing business on it. But, if I’m not careful, the internet has a special way of distracting me from really accomplishing my goals, whether it is ACTUALLY learning (and not clicking through slideshows of celebrities with no teeth), ACTUALLY communicating (and not stalking and/or comparing), ACTUALLY buying (and not just wishing), or ACTUALLY doing business (and not just...well...Facebooking. Ha.)
So what am I NOT doing this Spring?
I AM NOT allowing myself to be sucked into the negative behavior patterns I often exhibit when I’m online.
Instead, with all the time on my hands I’ll have by efficiently using the internet as an intentional tool, I can (and will):
1. Go to bed and wake at the times that honor my body.
2. Read more books.
3. Have zero reasons why I CAN’T go to yoga.
4. Go for a run (or, walk... because who are we kidding?)
6. Write a letter to a friend. The old-fashioned way.
Who’s with me? What is one thing that takes up your time in a way you wish it didn’t? What are some things you want to do instead? Leave a comment below! Let’s hold each other accountable!
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