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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Just read the article here

about why we should stop checking our phones all the time. In 2013, I've focused on way more than just calorie burning. My intention is to achieve a healthier, more-engaged life overall.

One thing I wanted to share from the article that I love was the line: "One world at a time." If you are crossing busy streets in the city, putting down your cell phone and engaging with the world around you is not only mentally beneficial, it's a safety issue!

My list of micro goals is growing (I've been adding 3 new goals roughly ever 25 days since the start of the year), and today I'm going to add: NO MORE cell phone while driving. I'm going to use my very long commutes of 1.5 hours each way to listen to books on tape, talk radio, music, etc. It's going to be my ME time.

My micro-goals are now:
1. Take vitamins every day
2. Brush teeth/mouthwash
3. Drink 8 glasses of water daily
4. Make the bed every AM
5. Listen to a "fight-song"
6. 10 minutes of exercise every day
7. Take pets for walk immediately once home (avoid sitting down!)
8. Track food and exercise
9. Shut off all devices by 9 PM
10. Read for 10 minutes a day
11. No more cell phone in car
12. Only check Facebook 1x per day

Goals I'm working on:
-In order to break my CHRONIC lateness, I've been focusing on adding 15 minutes to the time I need to leave and to stop and inventory how many things I have to do before I leave, so that I can decide if I have enough time for them all. With the distances I drive, this has been the SINGLE HARDEST adjustment to make. I'm not ready to make this a micro goal, because it's really an ongoing project for me. Fortunately, I have improved in my timeliness since I've been making a concerted effort!

Happy Easter, Spring, and Passover everyone!
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