I found this article, “7 Things You Do Every Day That Are Destroying Your Life’s Potential,” last week while scrolling through my Facebook feed. I’m not sure why I wanted to torture myself at that point, but I clicked through the post. While it ranks in the top 10 of the most over-dramatic article titles I’ve found on the internet, the content itself is quite interesting. I like small changes with maximum impact, and that’s exactly what this article suggests. In particular I’ve been making a conscious effort at #1. Up until a few days ago, I would often scan emails and social media first thing in the morning. Now I check alerts for emergencies (as in red flag ambulance emergencies, not a Nordstrom sale) and then leave my phone upstairs until after coffee, breakfast, and walking Charlie. Surprisingly, it has had a pretty dramatic effect on my mood as I start the day.
Image via P.S I’ve also been experimenting with hot rollers, more to come on that soon!