We have a habit of going out to lunch on Saturdays, and I have noticed something. Unless you go to a restaurant that serves a specific type of cuisine, like Japanese or Italian, all the food is the same. There may be some slight variations but overall it is exactly the same. We went to a new place yesterday, The Varsity, and based on the food we could have been at The Shack, Kailua Pub, or Ruby Tuesday's. I understand it, if you have something that works - and obviously this type of food does - then go with it. But as a consumer it gets old.
After my enlightening post yesterday I headed out for my run. When I came back I washed my car - do you have any idea how often I do that???? Then we went to school and did some stuff in my classroom. What occurred to me is that activity is a good thing. I was busy all morning and felt great. I felt optimistic about the situation, I felt energized. It was good. So I've come to some conclusions. It seems the more time I have the longer I will sit at the computer. The longer I sit at the computer the lower my mood becomes. So, the computer must go. Not completely, but it must go. Today is my last day of vacation so I just won't have as much time to spend on it anymore, but even on workdays I spend way too much time on it as it is. So the following rules now apply:
- Absolutely no computer in the morning- I can check email on my phone and blogs/facebook will just have to wait
- During the day, no more than 5 minutes at a time on the computer - unless I'm doing school work.
- In the evenings - 30 - 45 minutes tops, that's all.
- One blog post a night and I will alternate blogs, except for my photo a day blog - that will continue.
It's going to take some discipline to do this, especially in the beginning, but I think as long as I keep moving I'll be okay. No sitting for hours at the computer or in front of the TV. Now, I'm taking Axl for a hike.