It should be so easy to slow down, to step away from the computer, to put away my phone. With the holidays approaching, I want to spend more time in the real world and less time online. Yet, my phone and my computer constantly call to me, singing a siren song that is hard to ignore.
“Shouldn’t you be working on your blog?”
“The holiday sales are starting. Quick! Check all your favorite stores…”
“Wasn’t there something you were going to research for a story? Why don’t you go on Pinterest until you remember what you were going to do?”
Then, down the rabbit hole I go, all attempt at unplugging forgotten.
But, yesterday, in a sort of compromise between online and offline interests, I listened to a podcast while doing my morning stretches. I spent the afternoon finishing a crochet hat while watching Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell. Then in a nod to the holiday season, I watched my first Hallmark Christmas movie of the year while working on my blog. Yes, I watched way too much TV yesterday, but it was a most relaxing day. I haven’t quite mastered saying no to the Internet rabbit hole, but I think slowing down, even just a little bit, is a good place to start.
In other news, I’ve written a new post for SheKnows, which continues my thoughts on life with chronic pain. (See my first post here.) On a lighter note, I’ve been featured on Nordic Beauty’s latest Nail Philosophy post.
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