My seven-day mental cleanse ended yesterday. To recap, I decided to do three things, one was limit the amount of time I play computer games, not to watch the news for one week and also to meditate daily. I wasn’t completely successful in two out of the three but I did not watch the news all week. I forgot to meditate one day and as for computer games, as each day went on, I went down hill, playing more games each day.
So the easiest one and the one I didn’t miss that much is not watching the news. I can’t say that my days were better because I didn’t fill my mind with the bad news but it was a little harder to fill the time at 5:00 to not watch the news. I wrote in my journal or watched a movie instead but it didn’t seem to impact me that much. From this exercise, I will probably not watch as much news as I did enjoy my quiet time in the morning.
Meditating each day also was nice but it didn’t seem to make a major impact on my life. However, I did feel a little more mellow after meditating and I really liked it. I believe I will continue with this practice hopefully every day. We’ll see.
As for computer games, I am going to need to be more diligent and aware of how much time I waste on computer games. I did do better this past week and I did reduce the time I play and I’m going to keep monitoring the situation so I can keep working on my business and other important things.
All-in-all, this was a great week to learn a few things about myself. One is that I’m really not good at black and white, doing or not doing something every day. I slipped back into my habits easily and that is what I will want to look at in the future. It was a great week and I believe I did really well in two areas and one area gets a “in need of improvement” grade. We know which habit that one is. Ha.
All is well, right?