I have to admit: That whole "creature of habit" thing proved difficult to avoid throughout Week 3. I find a lot of comfort in routine, so stepping outside the box with my exercise patterns didn't come easily. The only method that worked? Writing it in my planner. As silly as that sounds, something about the act of writing it — then seeing it in print — made it feel mandatory.
How did you do with Week 3 of Weekly Wellness? Any challenges? Any tips? Any forms of exercise that you think we all need to try? And I'm curious: Are you holding onto past weeks' goals too?
Meanwhile, it's time to kick off Week 4 — one I've been worried about all along: Unplug.
I mean, let's get real here for a second. For one thing, the Internet is basically my job, which means I'm inevitably on the computer for at least nine hours a day. I also live far from my family and several of my closest friends, which calls for lots of Skype dates, FaceTime, emails, and text messages.
So I won't exactly be unplugging this week, but when I'm not at work, I'll definitely be skipping the more avoidable, unnecessary technologies. (I'm looking at you, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.) My goal for the week is to minimize my screen time in more ways than one. Radley and I have an awful habit of watching TV with our computers out — IMDB is our best friend — while also texting our friends, checking Instagram, or mindlessly following some other app on our cell phones. Yikes. Too much.
By the end of this week, at the very least, I'd love to become more aware of how often I turn to technology and how I can better fill that time. Truth is, I'm pretty thrilled by the thought of more books, more friend dates, more writing, and a lot less of the whole randomly-browsing thing.
What's your plan of attack this week? Any technologies you're (really) nervous to give up?