My life has been kind of a mess lately. I’ve been all over the place in terms of school, work, friends, relationships, and family. That is why I am deciding to create some balance and normalcy in my life. Next week (work week only, so Monday the 19th – Friday the 23rd) I am going to change things up for myself.
First, I am dropping all forms of social media. I will be going ghost and (maybe even deleting the apps on my phone) completely separating myself from these sites and apps. With the exclusion of YouTube, because I don’t use this socially, I use it for music and for educational videos.
Next, the only means of communication I am going to accept and respond to (and hopefully check) are emails, actual voice calls, and FaceTime. So, basically, no texting.
Additionally, I am going to meditate for at least 10 minutes a day. I mean deep, reflective meditation. This may be done either in 5 or 10 minute increments. No less. I recommend calm.com to help. It’s a great guided mediatation site that you can do wherever, whenever.
Lastly, I am going to actually practice vegetarianism. Someone very close to me stopped eating meats, and the reasoning wasn’t because eating meat is inhumane or taste or anything like that. It was just because of a choice and a practice of restraint. I often made fun of this and didn’t understand it, but I do now. And I deserve to give this perspective a chance in order to better see the perspectives and opinions of others in an attempt to become more understanding.
So why, really, am I doing this?
I want to practice self control, restraint, and find out a little bit about myself while focusing on fitness, my body, and my mind. Life has become chaotic. I haven’t been feeling like me, and some of my relationships, but more importantly my relationship with myself, have become worse because of it. Getting rid of social media will help me center myself and become more present and not worry about the things others are doing and focus on my own life, no texting helps me create more meaningful relationships with those around me, meditation helps me reflect and focus on myself and my feelings, and vegetarianism will help me become aware of a different way of life, accept people’s practices, and create a normal routine that will remind me on a daily basis (because god knows I eat a lot of meat and I’m going to crave it) that I am doing this to grow.
If you’re interested in joining me, let me know or leave a comment! We start Monday 10/19.