I spend a lot of time in my car for my job, so therefore I have a lot of thoughts that travel through my head. On a daily basis I am listening to my favorite talk radio person, but he has been on vacation :-/, so I am left to channel surfing on my Sirius Satellite Radio….and it’s as bad as a dude with a remote control;0! On my way home Friday from a one day work meeting in Indianapolis, I was enjoying some comedy stations and on Raw Dog I heard “dick in a box”; I sang along, laughing and enjoying the tune, visualizing the funny sketch from TV….and then I think to myself: I wonder if JT pulls out a box at home and plays out this skit for Jessica? I mean, it seems like it could be in the realm of a real life situation that could play out…..anyway, I wonder.
Take a big step from random fantasy thoughts to real life planting seeds for the new moon. The new moon occurred last Monday and as I scrolled mindlessly through the news feed on Facebook (more on that later), I read a post from the dear Kino MacGregor. The simplicity in her words that related to the new moon and some actions around how to honor it and yourself I connected to, and I found myself actively participating in some journal time to reflect on the month that had passed and wrote down and meditated on the seeds I wanted to plant for this month. Reflecting on what I accomplished in the past month and seeing what I want to make happen for this month cleared space and helped me to put actions behind my thoughts; I created intentions and have seen parts of them come to life. I have found myself more able to say no to things and people without feeling like I am obligated to give them more chances if I’m not feeling it (dead-end relationships, for example). I see myself trusting more, not only outside of myself, but within myself. I continue to make space for growth for myself and to get that, I have to let go of things that are not serving me. I have shed some baggage in the dude (haha, I almost wrote “dud”) department and that helps bring the right man in! (Trust). I have always read and felt like I wanted to so something bigger for myself around the new moon, but for some reason, THIS month it happened and so far, I can totally feel the difference in my state of mind, my energy body and my emotional state. I think this will become a new productive habit for me:)
Adding to new and productive habits, I have been very conscious of my mindless time scrolling in the FB aisles of life. I made a decision a couple of weeks ago to take a FB break, spurred by over stimulation from seeing A LOT of posts about one topic, combine that with the media’s inundation of coverage created a recipe of negativity for me and a feeling of being overwhelmed, helpless. I am also not one to have an electronic debate with anyone, so for me, it can be frustrating to want to post a comment, offer support, read people’s perspectives, but I would much rather have a live conversation. So, I successfully stayed completely off FB for 24 hours!! (hahahaha- seriously, but there’s more;) And as a result, I started to break my habit of turning to my phone to see the latest and greatest happenings were when I was sitting in between calls, or watching some silly TV show, where I wasn’t engaged in either activity fully. I have noticed that the more time I spend NOT scrolling through “news”feed, I am more present in WHAT EVER I am doing; sitting in my house with myself, watching 30 minutes of news, waiting in line, sitting while I wait for a meal or a person to meet. I am, and can be very comfortable without having my security blanket phone and the internet lives to look at, plus it leads to really random thoughts like the one above:) I find that I am less scattered when talking to people face to face, I am not so worried about the elaborate and possibly exaggerated lives on FB AND I am less inclined to feel bad about myself when I read posts about how awesome someone’s something was that I may or may not have missed out on, and on and on and on. I get that it’s an outlet and I am not making judgments on how anyone uses FB; I mean, I’m posting this blog here in hopes to reach more people to read it!! Anyway, I can only do what makes me feel good, and spending less time on my device and more time in conscious presence with myself and with others is making me REAL happy, so I will continue to practice THAT habit:)
Peace, Love and happy habit-forming to you all ❤