In this day and age of electronics and fast paced lifestyle, when do we really have downtime for ourselves. We are tethered to our electronic devices that never stop notifying us of a new message on social media, texts from friends and phone calls from work. I'm just as guilty as the next person. Not putting the phone down, afraid I might miss a notification. Really is it that important. Honestly no it's not and we need to stop and realize this before we forget out to communicate with people outside of social media and texts.
So I challenge all of you to put your phones, tablets and computers down for 1 hr a day. Doesn't seem like much, but I think in time you will find how enjoyable life is without it. Go take a walk, enjoy nature and get a little exercise at the same time. Pick up a book you haven't read in a while and start reading again (not on your tablet or phone). Try yoga for an hour to help with clearing your mind and relaxing your body. Join a local gym and head to the gym for one hour. The options of what you can do in an hour are pretty vast.
Or do what seems to have become the whole new craze....adult coloring books. Yes, this really is a great way to relax and relieve some stress. Remember how much fun you had as a child coloring for hours on end. I do, and I started again last night and let me tell you, I felt great. I spent about an hour coloring in one of our new adult coloring books in the shop and had no interest in my cell phone or the t.v. It truly was a relaxing hour with no worries. You become so involved in these intricate designs that you take your mind to a different place. A place free of stress.
If you need to turn off the cell phone so you are not tempted to look at it every time it beeps at you, then do so. Or put it on mute and leave it in another room. Feel free after the hour to share how you spent your hour device free. But be sure to give yourself at least one hour if not more. Let's make this commitment to ourselves and well-being. One hour a day, can you do it? I know I can and plan to. Need one of these cool new coloring books? We have them online and in our store.
Let us know how your doing with this challenge on our Facebook page. You'll be glad you did this.
Blessing for a great day.