Keeping up with my favorite teachers, mentors and colleagues became a part time job. The week prior I tried to limit my unscheduled reading online. Rather than clicking links shared by my genius community, I placed the URL in my pocket to read later when I could properly time box my reading. In one week I had more than 25 articles I wanted to read. This test lead to my absence for the past week. How much more time would I recover by removing social media?
This past week I have felt amazing. I had time to be in the moment. I could think deeply about the random things of life. I could be present for my students in ways I had become unable to be before. My husband and I appreciated our ability to have true connection without me wondering what was going on in my virtual world. My son noticed the absence of me always trying to take pictures of him to post on Instagram. I felt complete and not trapped behind my To-Do-List. What I had was enough. I could finally believe and be the sankalpa, "I am enough."
If I were online, I am certain I could have done a better job marketing my upcoming series (Yoga for Runners at Miller Sports & Wellness - BTW it starts this Wednesday 4/20 from 6:30-7:30pm). Other than that - I don't see much more of a downside of my absence. In fact I loved it so much, I'm off for another week.
Where are your time sucks? What can you do to make your life feel more complete? Could letting something go be the key to feeling like you have everything you need and want?