Living a Distraction Free Month (Part 2)

Well, I’m 2 weeks into trying to be more mindful and I’d say I’ve been failing hardcore. As I write this, the TV is on, I’m drinking a cup of tea, and I just finished a snack. Instead of concentrating, I’m thinking about making a list of movies I’d like to see, cleaning off my desk, remembering the cat needs combed, and singing a Talking Heads song in my head. ::Sigh::

 

The bad:

It’s been really difficult to not eat and do something else at the same time. The first few days I forced myself, but I noticed how uncomfortable it was.

I haven’t been writing every day…even though I keep telling myself that I need to.

This is the second time I’ve been watching the Dallas pilot, and I still don’t know what’s going on. I can’t even get through a TV show without being distracted.

 

The good:

I’ve been consistent with only keeping <5 browser tabs open. That alone feels pretty good.

I have been meditating for a few minutes each day.

Today I painted, and yesterday I put together picture frames. These activities required full creative attention, and that felt good.

 

From here:

Should I do an electronics free day once a week? If I do, there’s only two weeks left in the month. What else can I do to force myself to slow down?

To be continued…

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