31 days 3 things

I don’t do deprivation. I also don’t go on big diets. I’ve never done Keto or Paleo or anything like that. In high school I did Slimfast. Once. But I blame Oprah. She rolled out that wheel of fat and I couldn’t resist. For you young kids out there that don’t know what I’m talking about – YouTube it.

I know what you’re thinking. It’s January. Here comes the obligatory post about resolutions and diets. But that’s not what this is.

This post is about habits. I’ve formed some bad habits. Nothing criminal or overly damaging, but bad none the less. There were 3 things that ramped up for me these last few months. Facebook(FB), booze and going out to eat.

3 things that are all innocuous on the surface but I was taking to new heights.

Booze… I don’t really need to explain right? Thanksgiving to Christmas was full of “cheer”. And between Christmas and New Year’s? Let’s just say I was “cheerful” from lunch to dinner to bed *hiccup*.

Facebook… oh I love social media. I’ve told you that already. But when social media is more entertaining that being actually social. Time for a pause. A respite. Btw I’m not giving up Instagram. Maybe in 2021.

Eating out… I love eating out! It’s the best. Not just the no cooking part, but the whole experience. Picking where to go, what to order, what to drink, etc. I love it all. It was/is one of my favorite hobbies. When we travel the first thing I do is find places to eat. But lately, the fun is slipping away. We’ve eaten everywhere in town. We’ve eaten everywhere in surrounding towns. We’re locals at multiple places. We don’t even need to look at most menus. It’s too much. We need a break. I’m not saying I’m cooking all the time – there’s no shame in the DoorDash game- but enough with the restaurants.

That’s it. Just three small changes for January. Not forever. Just 31 days to develop some new habits. A palate cleanser. Nothing more.

This isn’t for weight loss (you’ll never take my carbs from me!)and I have zero desire to do some sort of self evolution. It’s not that dramatic. I just want to see if I can re-adjust my current normal. Just tilting the ship upright a bit.

My blogs post automatically to my FB, in case you’re wondering if I’m cheating already. I’m not, and I’ve deleted the app from my phone and computer. I’ll miss seeing all the birthdays and photos, but I’ll be back Feb 1…unless I fold like a cheap suit. Which is fine too. I like cheap suits.

5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Darcy
    Jan 04, 2020 @ 09:08:38

    BRAVO!!!
    Plus now you have to focus on …what, 3 month old kitten running around when you are home 😆

    This is real. Love it! Too many people are Living on,in,through FB and not Living in their Lives.
    Maybe more people will follow suit …remove the App
    You are not one of them.
    and so happy that I got 2 Blog posts
    to read so close together! 😃

    Reply

  2. Darcy
    Jan 04, 2020 @ 09:10:58

    BRAVO!!!
    Plus now you have to focus on …what, 3 month old kitten running around when you are home 😆

    This is real. Love it! Too many people are Living on,in,through FB and not Living in their Lives. You are not one of them.

    Maybe more people will follow suit …remove the App.
    and so happy that I got 2 Blog posts
    to read so close together! 😃

    Reply

  3. Tara
    Jan 04, 2020 @ 12:19:37

    Since you won’t see the comment on FB, Happy New Year! And I like the idea of a habit adjustment, feels more attainable.

    Reply

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