It’s day 10 of #NoNothingNovember. So far, I would say I am doing fair.
1. Get off the internet for frivolity. I had been doing quite good at this up till yesterday. I was on it less yesterday than I normally would have been but still more than I would have liked. I’ve completely blown it today, however as it was not a very good day with school and the internet is my go to place to de-stress. Alas, as I have discovered, it actually makes me more stressed, just for a far different reason (those migraines I recently learned about? They’re stress induced. Low and behold, my head is great on the days I’m not on the net. They turn bad when I am. The things I read about and comment on apparently get under my skin far more than I ever realized). Back on track tomorrow.
2. Diet. Balance it without being crazy about it. I’ve done rather well with this one. I blew it yesterday, but it was intentional and mostly planned. I blew it more than I planned for, but not WAY over the top. Right back on track today without a problem.
3. Organized my home. I’ve done pretty well with this one. Being off the internet helps a lot with it. I’m still not where I would like to be, but I’ll take the improvement for now.
4. Expand my reading. Nope. Failing miserably. My excuse: The things I would like to read require focus and the time of the day for me to focus is after the kids are in bed. At which time, I would promptly fall asleep reading what I wish to read. I need to de-stress some more to not be so tired at the end of the day (I am utterly amazed at what I have discovered about my self regarding these headaches and my stress. I used to walk around all day so tensed in the shoulders that it caused me serious migraines. I never even felt the tension until I went to the doctor. It’s such a habit now for me to tense my shoulders that it is like quitting a horrible 4 year habit that I didn’t even know I had. It’s strange).
So, overall, I’m improving with some setbacks that need to be focused on. As I knew, the internet is the hardest thing and also the thing that is interrupting my life the most. Go figure.