"May you have warmth in your igloo, oil in your lamp, and peace in your heart!" Eskimo Proverb
The holidays are upon us once again. (how did this happen so quickly)? You may be scratching your head and thinking wasn't it just the 4th of July?
One of the reasons time is getting away from us is... I believe we have our head down instead of up! Looking at our phones, Ipads, and any other gadget that is out there. We are so caught up with social media, Netflix, the newest scuddle on Matt Lauer, and what is _____________ up to these days. (You fill in the blank).
I suspect we are all guilty of this behavior -- at least partially. Myself included.
This behavior is not acceptable. It's not the type of world I want to be a part of. It's not how I want to treat people...or to be treated by looking at my phone rather the person I am having coffee and conversation with. I want to do better and be a better person than this. Be a better listener to my friends, family, and coworkers.
I have made a small change where my phone is concerned. Instead of charging it at night in my bedroom I am now leaving it in my kitchen charging. Progress in disconnecting. This small act keeps me from getting on social media while laying in bed and therefore, I can concentrate on my sleep.
Susan's iPhone/Social Media pledge for 2018:
1. When I am in the presence of anyone over a meal/meeting etc. the phone stays on silent mode and in my purse.
2. Will continue to charge in the kitchen at night...instead of in my bedroom.
3. I will NOT mindlessly sit and scroll through posts on Facebook or Instagram. I will do more productive, fun activities. Take a walk, pull out an adult coloring book, etc.
If I can do this so can you. I will do my part to create a healthier, more compassionate environment for myself. It begins with a choice...my choice.
Leave me a comment and tell me how you are going to disconnect this holiday season. I want to hear from you.
I must tell you I am grateful for each and every one of you who comes here and reads my blog posts.
Thank you for being here and in my life. As the year comes to an end and 2018 begins, it has been so exciting hearing from you, seeing you at my events...Vision Board Workshops (have you been thinking about your board for 2018)? I have!
Thankful for my 2 sold out Cake and Coaching classes and all my clients who signed up this year and crushed your goals and made such progress finding your voice.
Here's to a New Year and the New You! I am filling my calendar for January and February already and would love to see you there. Send me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your free 30-minute consultation and get you on track for the New Year. You know you have been wanting to do this for awhile. Invest in yourself for a change in 2018.
Happy Holidays to you and your family!