MKE Week 10 – Falling Backwards

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Just two weeks ago I had gone cold-turkey on video games, TV, and scrolling social media. I did the exercises I had been putting off, got closer with my guitar, spent more time nourishing myself, and got caught up on work. I was so productive that I was BORED! I accomplished all of the things I had been putting off and began looking for new things to fill my extra time!

That’s when I allowed myself to reintroduce a TV show, and then another, and then video games, and some light social media scrolling. Slowly I got back to the old “manageable” level of behind-ness that I had been used to.

I have caught myself here, cut back on those distractions again, but need to cut them out completely again so I can get used to being caught up, full of time, energy, and commitment to the things I really want to do.

Which means that I get to find MORE positive things to fill my time with so that I do not get bored again! Specifically work trainings when I am eating, guitar, reading, and gentle stretching when I am tired, and working toward licensure when I have energy.

I think having someone to hold me accountable to these goals would be helpful as I first was able to relinquish these activities after speaking with my guide Peaches.

I also restarted watching TV after speaking with someone I admire about a show they were watching. Clearly, I am influenced by those around me so I want to surround myself with people who support my sacrifices.

I will give up TV shows, scrolling social media and video games because they take time away from focusing on my own personal purpose.

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  • It’s good that you are noticing the triggers and are weighing the cost of time choices, Aschel.

  • Thanks for your honesty; love that you are so aware of the subtle changes from distraction. You inspired me.

  • I agree with everything Jen just pointed out, Aschel. Even sacrifice sometimes needs to be disciplined! 🙂

  • Congrats Aschel!! on being the Objective Observer of your behavior/actions. That awareness gives you the power to make adjustments as you see fit. Time to celebrate!!
    P.S. Consider utilizing a reward system for yourself….after you finish your designated tasks etc, reward yourself with a specific amount of time for video games/social media scrolling etc… your self directed muscles practice =)

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