This has just not been my week. I can’t believe it’s Friday already, but also am glad that it is.
Monday- Tuesday were spent feeling crummy with my cold, which got significantly more unpleasant as Monday progressed. I’ve sneezed about 7,246 times this week.
Tuesday I ended up logging off of work by 10 am and crawling into bed! I did have to attend a meeting at 1 pm, and I felt a little better by late afternoon, so I did a bit more work then. But I actually SLEPT for a couple hours during the day, which for me, is unheard of. And I was pretty worthless Tuesday night.
(Did yet another covid test just to check, and still negative, as the boys had been repeatedly as well last week. So truly “just a cold”. Also, I now can’t say “just a cold” without thinking of the Covid Horse Race video that people were sharing when omicron came onto the scene….just too funny…If you’ve seen the video, you’ll understand the “just a cold” reference. 😂) We are lucky because Ivan can bring basically unlimited covid tests home from work, so we have plenty on hand.
Finally felt better by Wednesday midday, and actually did a workout Wednesday afternoon! Thought the week was looking up, until I then proceeded to sleep ❤ hours Wednesday night. Booooooo. I felt so tired yesterday, it was just awful. My schedule had no time in it for a nap, because I had a haircut appointment in the afternoon, too.
It is crazy how our sleep affects our bodies. Doesn’t matter what we “want”, if we don’t get enough sleep, our bodies KNOW IT and respond accordingly. It’s pretty amazing, when you think about it. You just cannot fool your body. We are delicate machines. Resilient, too, but ultimately quite sensitive to specific needs.
I was in bed by 7:50 p.m. last night, thank GOD! I slept from 8 pm- 5:30 am without waking up once. Dead to the world. Haha! Oh it felt so good though. I’m hoping for a better day today.
March – Social Media plans
I mentioned on my 22 for 2022 list that I wanted to experiment with different ways of using social media this year, a different way each month.
*January– I didn’t really do anything different/ was just thinking about it.
*February– My plan was to eliminate a fairly recent habit of grabbing my phone/ alarm clock when it would go off and then lying in bed scrolling around for 15+ minutes first thing in the morning. This was causing me to miss out on valuable early morning time/ made my personal time shorter and more rushed, etc. I was basically just comfy lying in bed and didn’t want to get up! But mindlessly scrolling Facebook isn’t an ideal way to start my day, anyway.
Result– I don’t know, exactly. This change did help me to get up and moving a bit more quickly, but sometimes I’d just lay there instead. Or I’d check my email! Doh. In terms of decreasing social media minutes, also not really sure. I feel like I just kind of ended up shifting that time to later in the day!
Although, my February totals were less overall (shorter month, though…)- an (embarrassing) 19.98 hours total in February, compared to 25.6 hours in January. 😬 (Hard to compare though- I spent a lot of time in January posting vacation pics…which racks up time fast.) This works out to 338 minutes less in February than January, total.
*March– Plan for March is to take a more hard line approach. I’m going back to the “timer” method. I’ve set my iPhone to limit Facebook/Instagram to a total of only 15 minutes per day! When time is up, it greys the apps out and I can’t log in (unless I override it, but I’m planning to NOT allow myself to do that!).
I’ve used the timer before in the past with general success. It is great for cutting out mindless scrolling. The only “negative” is that sometimes I like to say, read a longer thread or article on Facebook- which takes more time….and then my time runs out so fast! But I guess that’s the idea.
Assuming I stick to the 15 minutes/day, x 31 days in March, my total should be only 465 minutes for the whole month! That’s only 7.75 hours total, a drastic decrease from the ~20 hours I spent last month.
*I may end up taking the timer off during our trip though! I like to post vacation pics on FB, and I don’t know that I can do that in only 15 minutes. We’ll see.
I am grateful to be feeling better AND for good sleep last night. Moving on….