I have a bit of a challenge for you. It’s a challenge I found on one of my new favorite sites: Apartment Therapy. It’s an assignment from a series of articles Apartment Therapy calls The January Cure which includes a bunch of challenges to make January all about breaking patterns and forming new habits that will make your home feel more like a retreat from the outside world. The assignment is to take a break from all media including television, social media, internet, and your smart phone. This is definitely more difficult than it sounds. However, it will be well worth it since making your home intentionally quieter than usual can be very eye-opening.
They describe the challenge/assignment in this way:
“Give a media fast a try. It’s simple in concept but can be tough in the execution. This evening (or whenever your main block of “home time” is) take a break from television, computer, tablet and cell or smart phone.
Part of the takeaway of doing the Cure is having the experience of spending time in our homes in different ways, which helps us to find new ways to enjoy it. This media fast will shake up the routine a bit and give you a rare break from the energy of the outside world finding its way into your private space.
Maxwell explains one of the perks of their exercise well in the Eight Step Home Cure: ‘As you experience your home time without the usual sights and sounds to listen to, pay attention to how you feel. While you may find it uncomfortable and unfamiliar at first, you will inevitably find yourself with time that is unfilled and now yours to spend in new ways.’”
Give it a try and let me know what you end up doing instead. All those hours spent in front of a screen…it’s hard to figure out how you might actually spend all that time.
Also, as a little end note… I got an amazing client testimonial that I just have to share with you!
Check it out:
To Whom It May Concern:
I enjoyed doing business with Linda Moore when selling my home in Encinitas.
She was competent, cheerful, energetic, dependable, and very informed about the properties in the area. I particularly appreciate her dealing with contractors repairing my home. She kept me informed and was most professional in placing my property on the market and selling it at a good price.
I highly recommend her as an excellent real estate agent.
Connie B. Savage
Here is the original article from Apartment Therapy: