So far, last week's "unplugging" project proved to be my favorite — in disconnecting, I felt more connected than ever. Instead of mindlessly scrolling through my Instagram feed, I'd look around (what a feat, I know) and actually engage with my surroundings. It was shocking to realize how often I pick up my phone, though; I couldn't believe what a crutch it had become. By the end of the week, I welcomed the silence and stopped trying to fill it.
Here's how I did it:
1. I turned off the push notifications for email, Instagram, and Facebook.
2. I allotted a certain amount of computer time each day. (And somehow, actually stuck to it.)
3. I carried a notebook and kept my mind active by writing rather than browsing.
Did you have similar results? How did it feel to unplug? Any tips or tricks to share?
Now, for Week 5 of Weekly Wellness, it's all about focusing on the good stuff and giving your diet a boost. For me, it's as simple as eating vegetables. Little changes matter, and can sometimes lead to bigger, better changes. My idea? Be sure to eat at least three vegetables each day, and by focusing on the veggies, hopefully a few more positive habits will fall into line.
How do you plan to improve your diet? What will you be your focus this week?