In order to work on my email checking tendencies (and perhaps play around a bit with purposeful discomfort, if not-pressing-the-dopamine-inducing-lever can be seen as discomfort?), I am going to try an experiment.
For today, I will allow myself four email checks for a) my work email and b) my personal email. And c) my blog comments! I definitely will reflexively check those when I get bored as well.
I made a cute little tracker to help me with this:
I suppose I might as well check all 3 at once because I didn’t make a more complicated grid.
(PS: look at that neutral mildliner! Slightly obsessed!)
What is my aim in all this? WHY DO I CARE? Do I have an end goal of floating through my days like some kind of monk, never distracted and fully immersed and present in every single little thing and just savoring and appreciating the (#*$ out of every moment?
Admittedly, kind of.
We will see how it goes!
PPS: I am going to check out library audiobooks or EPIC books for G to see if I can fulfill my Family Reading Hour fantasy before she can actually read. Though on that note she is somewhat closer than the other two were at her age so I could work on that as well (we have this book; might be interesting to try while the big kids are at camp).
Off to run. It’s only 72 right now (87% humidity)!! Gotta seize it while I can.