I can't say it enough - going screen free for an entire week rocked my world. Click here or on the picture above to read the 8 most important takeaways from my week without screens over on MKE Moms Blog today. You'll see why I hardly need email anymore, what I did instead of scrolling, and how this week off might have actually changed my marriage!
I'm trying my damnedest to stick to what I said I'd do to keep myself feeling the way I felt for those seven days. I'm trying to keep the phone tucked away, the computer shut, and notifications off. It works some of the time, but it's nearly impossible not to let the urgency creep back into life. We live in a culture of instant gratification. I'll take it NOW, seems to be the mantra of our generation.
But thankfully, the week off screens helped me to realize that my need for 'instant gratification' is really just a cover for my 'procrastination.'
In his book, The War of Art, (a book I read during the screen free week that literally CHANGED MY LIFE, highly highly recommended if you are finding yourself stalled on any creative project or just want to make a change and DO something else/new/creative/daring/daunting with your life), Steven Pressfield says:
"Procrastination is the most common manifestation of Resistance because it's the easiest to rationalize. We don't tell ourselves, 'I'm never going to write my symphony.' Instead we say, 'I'm going to write my symphony; I'm just going to start tomorrow.'"
But why not today? Really, why not today?
What's stopping you?
(Don't forget to click through to get the 8 Lessons! Perhaps you'll be inspired to try it yourself, let me know if you do, I'd love to hear about your experience!)