Ugh! Day 4 of pneumonia and strep is killing me! And not in the terrible-to-be-sick kind of way, but in the bored-out-of-my-mind way. I have so many meds I need one of those pill reminder boxes. The upside is I haven’t been hungry so it’s possibly the only weight loss plan that might actually work for me. Thus this experiment!
Recently I had my students watch a couple of videos that are very thought-provoking. One is “Are you living an InstaLIE?”
The other video is by Simon Sinek and he discusses Millennials in the workplace. This is a fascinating video. Please take the time to watch it to the end because what he says should terrify you.
As I ponder my own cell phone use, I wonder, “Am I addicted?” So, in pursuit of answers, I downloaded an app to track my cell phone usage. Ick! Trust me when I say that you will be stunned by your usage. I kept track for several days and it depressed me terribly. And if I’m addicted, what does that say for my kids?
All of these things did make me more aware of the down moments when I would just reach for my phone because I was bored. I’m trying to be more mindful of that and force myself to get up and do something…anything but be a passive participant in my own life.
For the record (and in the spirit of transparency), I deleted that app about a week later…nobody needs that kind of negativity in their life. I’m searching for JOY and evidently it isn’t at my fingertips.