One day, Daryl and I were driving back home together after I picked him up from work. He was talking while I held a book in my hands. I was engaged with him, but I realized I was fiddling with the book in my hands. I was thumbing it… as though it were a tablet or smart phone. That was the moment, in horror, that I decided to start studying myself, so that online time is without thought, without meaning or intention.
Okay. One trigger… stress and anger.
The interesting thing, to me is, that I caught it rather quickly that I was “crutching” right then. It didn’t take me days or weeks or more.
Now, to make a list of things to, not only avoid using the device, but to get at the root issues of emotion:
- Meditate in Christ
- release emotional patterns with essential oils
- put a Katy Bowman Snack in (my affiliate link, that goes towards my training and costs you nothing extra!)
- nature walk
- swing in the hammock
- nurse the baby
- bake some AIP goodies
- listen to classical music
- bullet journal
- read a book
- garden/make a snowman
- clean house (I actually love cleaning)
- have a healing bath
“I need to journal a LOT, blog a little bit, and facebook rarely.”