Timing is everything, right?
Earlier this week, Mal sent me an episode of the Mind Pump podcast to listen to. It was all about “digital health,” which is obviously a subject that has come up quite a bit in our house over the years (like a lot). The episode’s guest Tommy Sobel talked about “Brick: The Phone-Free Movement.” It really struck a chord with both Mal and me, so we started “bricking” our phones at night. Basically, we put them on airplane mode and then in our bedroom, so we could be 100% present and not distracted by our phones. We’ve only done this for a few nights now, but it’s really quite liberating.
As a blogger/influencer, I feel like I always need to be on, sharing content and updating social media, specifically on Instagram Stories. My mind is constantly thinking of new content, and I’m always stopping to share a photo or video from my everyday life. I honestly love sharing and my job is a ton of fun, but sometimes I need a break, just like anyone else.
When Instagram broke yesterday afternoon, it really put the nail in the coffin and confirmed that I want to limit my time on social media. I was actually kind of happy the app wasn’t working! Obviously, this isn’t to say you’ll never see me on Instagram Stories again – you will, FOR SURE – but I want to put more of my energy into the blog.
A number of readers and followers shared that they’re limiting their time on social media as well, so they actually prefer reading the blog and not hanging out on Instagram and Facebook. This makes so much sense to me, so I think you’ll “see” me a lot more on the blog in the future! 🙂 With that, here are some highlights from yesterday!
I drank some celery juice on the way to drop Quinn off at school. I’m still juicing on the regular, but I’m down to 3 times a week instead of 4-5 times. Knock on wood, I’m still seeing the positive effects!
Quinn wore his “Cereal Toast Crunch” sunglasses to school! 🙂
I heard that the Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard was a really great podcast, so I started listening with the Brene Brown episode. My gosh, it was so funny and so thought-provoking! I absolutely loved it.
Lunch: Trader Joe’s Soy Glazed Salmon with “Cruciferous Crunch Collection” (also from Trader Joe’s), air fryer Brussels sprouts, and avocado. It was simple yet delicious!!
Our family is heading to Punta Cana this summer, so we stopped by South Shore Medical Center for a “travel visit” to make sure we are up-to-date with all of our vaccinations. We needed to get the Typhoid vaccine, so now our arms are SO SORE, which is totally normal, but jeez… it’s like we had a super hard day at the gym! Haha!
Question of the Day
How do you feel about your own digital health?
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