It was a nice weekend, but I am not feeling the need for a full recap this morning (summary: 2 workouts, 1 early rising baby, a lot of pool time, one work-related date night, HOT weather, and somewhat irritable overtired big kids who probably need a screen break). I will instead take this moment to look forward, because after spending a solid hour (probably more) scrolling from influencer to influencer on Friday night I was so disgusted with this use of my time that I felt the beginnings of a sea change come over me.
I am determined to make this week a good one.
A MONDAY MORNING MANIFESTO:
I will get the (big) kids to bed by 8:15, taking back part of my evenings.
I will go to bed in time to get at least 7 hrs of sleep each night.
I will NOT fall down phone or instagram rabbit holes. I will not let apps and social media companies steal my (valuable) attention and time in that way.
I will not eat free food of dubious quality.
I will single task to the extent possible. I will check email and notifications periodically and not let them become the architecture of my day.
I will put my phone out of sight when I get home and get it out only when needed for a specific purpose.
I will not perseverate over the idea that I have “so much to do” and somehow need to have it all done at once (I can’t, so why stress?)
I will treat my time and energy like the precious and limited commodities that they are.
I will practice gratitude and remember how lucky I am on a daily/hourly/frequent basis.
MIC DROP. This is going to be a full week. But I feel ready now.