A digital detox is a lovely break that every one of us needs to take every so often. I thoroughly enjoyed my mini vacation from email, Facebook, the web, blogging...
My kids berate me for rarely having my phone nearby. Frankly, it is usually in my pocketbook on the silent mode, which is the same as not having it nearby. Or it is charging somewhere on mute. I quite like it that way. If I know they have to be in touch, of course, I keep it close at hand, but, if we're all here - I sincerely do not need it. Most everything can wait. I guess I do have a phone detox almost every day.
I went on Facebook for me and me alone these past few days. I didn't go on Pinterest. I skimmed emails. I didn't plan out any future blog posts.
I went to dinner with Bella. As we were leaving, friends were coming in. They invited us to sit with them while they ate their dinner. We ate inside, they were eating outside, a great way to have the ambiance of the whole place without ever leaving. We caught up and had a grand time.
I read five books. Yes, you read that correctly. Five books. Mindless fluff with no deep content to digest. Pure escape. Non-fiction stayed on the bookshelves while the Jenny Han, "The Summer I Turned Pretty" trilogy took up residence in my hands on Sunday. Yesterday, I read the Sophie Kinsella novel, "Wedding Night." I finished an Avon romance Saturday night.
I walked the river with a friend. I pulled a few weeds. I had some Reiki and therapy. I visited with my kids. I watched a show on Hulu and only what I felt like watching on the VMAs via the MTV link.
Today I plan on doing a little research on sneakers as I really think they are contributing to my pain. I will finally order Peter's senior portrait. I might hang a quilt in the Magic Basement. I may cook a meal. I will actually go through emails and answer them and try to get the calendar up for the rest of the year. Bella mentioned needing a first day of school outfit - apparently, THE right outfit sets the tone for the whole year. Who knew?
Have a terrific day!