Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson
This last weekend I didn't look at my cell phone, not even once! From Friday at 7pm all the way through Sunday at 9pm I felt free from the grip I tend to have on the handheld device. I'd like to say that it was intentional, that I had planned this absence from my life, but the truth is that I left my phone at home accidentally while Sean and I went with his parents out to Port Townsend. Even though it was not an intentional cleanse at the beginning, I felt like it was supposed to happen. Just like most things in life, right?!
Recently, I've been feeling tied to what my phones capabilities are. Take a picture, post it on Instagram. Have an intellectual thought, update Facebook. Tweet where I am and what I'm doing. Delete junk email, read important email, respond to class coverage requests, and update calendar with meeting dates/times/details. It's quite amazing what such a small computer can do to keep me organized.
What I really loved was the ability to wake up and not feel like the most important thing in the world was my phone. I usually spend 10 - 20 minutes on my phone before I even get out of bed. Over the weekend, I got to wake up sweetly, in my moment, not everybody else's moments. Giving myself permission to feel the morning light wash over my skin, have a gentle conversation with my sweetie, and wake up without feeling like there are a million things to already get done. It gave me time to be together with Sean, nothing else interrupting our moments. Falling in love even more so.
Given that Spring Cleaning is on my mind as of late, I'm choosing to see this "accident" as a message. The mornings have been my time lately, and I will choose to keep them that way. I will clean up my morning routine and spend time more intentionally writing, yogaing, meditating, sipping tea, cooking and eating healthfully. It is where I find my self worth. It is when I feel worthy and deserving of everything that I have and will have someday. My phone can't give me that.
What do you wish to clean up in your life?
I am on the journey to create joy and live with full happiness. And my wish for you is to do the same!
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