The week has been chugging along pretty quickly over here. It’s been a good week, I’d say. I have felt quite productive and generally very focused at work, despite having a lot of random balls in the air at home this week too.
I have taken my social media time down to <30 minutes a day and also recently took it one step farther. I now am experimenting with blocking any social media out on my phone between 9-5 pm (loose work hours). It’s not that I sit on my phone all day while I’m supposed to be working, but I do have a tendency to end up spending my breaks scrolling on my phone instead of doing something more a) restorative b) active or c) useful!
I’m liking it so far and am finding that a little social media check in the morning and then again in the evening is plenty.
I saw the phrase “Good Things Thursday” the other day and thought, hey! That’s catchy! 😊 Any day is a good day to focus on the good stuff, but I have a few items I can share today.
A new rug!!
An evening walk with Ethan
“Success is the ability to move from failure to failure, without loss of enthusiasm”
“Lack of confidence kills more dreams than lack of ability.
Talent matters—especially at elite levels—but people talk themselves out of giving their best effort long before talent becomes the limiting factor.
You’re capable of more than you know. Don’t be your own bottleneck.”
-from James Clear’s 3-2-1 Newsletter
“You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do.”
I am grateful for language! How cool is it that we can COMMUNICATE the way we do with other human beings. The fact that our brains are primed for this and we can develop language as children so effortlessly is just incredible. I am fascinated by the many world languages that exist, too. Just amazing.
2 thoughts on “Good Things Thursday”
That photo of Ethan reading in bed is so cute! I love the paint in his room – those stripes are so pretty! And those window clings are really cool. Our little guy is very into halloween decorations now but they can not be creepy! He is a sensitive little guy… but he loves seeing pumpkins and cats and things like that. And there is a giant inflated T-rex holding a pumpkin close to our house so he loves seeing that since he's so into dinosaurs right now.
I love the last quote " you are what you do, not what you say you'll do" life is present, not future, not plans, but right here. The best life is the life here.I don't block social media during work hours anymore because they are not in my phone hahahah… I don't even miss them at night. Sometimes when I log in to FB or Inst, I get bored within 5 min and close it, confirming what I already know. they don't bring me the joy of doing other restorative things like reading, crafting, cooking, or just be. glad you are having a good week, mine is flying over too quickly too.