- Commercials are even more annoying. Even though I wasn’t watching TV, I was definitely around it almost every day. There are SO MANY commercials. Wow. I really became aware of all the “noise” TV produces … especially during the holidays! It’s upsetting.
- My mind feels WAY less cluttered. I feel like I can think clearer because I wasn’t “relaxing” via watching the TV. I actually had time to think not just put things on auto-pilot.
- Increased Productivity and organization. My house is cleaner and more organized because I literally had hours of extra time on my hands.
- I’m more social. I literally setup more Skype calls than I had ever participated in before during the month of November. I had more time to think about the people I care about and make an effort to connect with them.
- I think I’m actually … Smarter! Because I didn’t have the TV as an entertainment source, I relied heavily on blogs, books (thank you Tina) and podcasts. I can definitely feel the difference mentally.
- Some TV is OK. What really stood out to me was that “TV time” was something Daniel and I used to decompress and bond over. We like watching Chopped, American Pickers and Tosh.0. We also like watching movies together. I will definitely incorporate these things back in but I plan on cutting out the majority of my Hulu time unless I’m watching it with him. If we’re watching a movie or show together and interacting, to me, that can be seen as more of an investment vs. my watching shows on my own.
- So, I’m still standing at my desk! My advice if you’re considering trying it for yourself … Wear comfortable shoes, put a mat under your feet and read my post about it.
- I did several weeks of standing all day and have now moved to half days.
- I’m actually purchasing a stand-up desk, which I’m really excited about. I like it because it can be added to any current desk you have and it can be adjusted easily.
- My overall review of standing at my desk? I love it! I have more energy, increased productivity and my lower back doesn’t hurt much (if at all).
#nanowrimo (National Novel Writing Month): It’s over.
I wanted to give you a brief update on the novel I was writing. The update is brief because I don’t have much to report other than I realized I do not have the desire to write a novel at this point in my life. I jumped into the challenge but about 10k words in realized I just didn’t want to do it. SO … Yeah. It was a great way to loosen up and get more comfortable with writing lots of content at a quicker pace though so I’m thankful for that. A helpful e-book that can be shared with you all sounds more practical and appealing to me … maybe down the road. (hint, hint)
More great things to come …