Friday, March 18, 2016

Cleaning up, clearing out

I don't like how I have been spending my time lately.  Too much facebook, too many Wheel of Fortune games on my phone, too many crossword puzzles.

I have a stack of books beside my bed that I want to read and mindless apps kept luring me, sucking me in.

And don't get me started on mindless TV.

So last Monday, at my prayer group, I asked for patience and strength to make some changes.

On Tuesday I deleted all the game apps from my phone. Step One. (Always the hardest).

On Wednesday I sorted out the books beside my bed and found one I really really wanted to get into.

Yesterday, I started to read a book about inner development called Christ Consciousness, and spent time out in the sun sweeping off the porch, sorting clothes, and shopping for a few odds and ends.

It was a good start.

I got all my work finished for the contract I had, and put it to bed (this meant I could invoice for the work - yay!).

I started a new journal with the following words:

Patience
Meditation
Swimming
Yoga
Simplify
Knitting
Writing
Reading
Music

It is auspicious that there are nine words. 

The nine hierarchies of the Spiritual World.

The nine worlds in Lord of the Rings.

Yes. 

Nine is an auspicious number.

I have done a little of everything on the list this week except get to the piano.

After swimming I will pull out my Grade Nine Conservatory book, or my Bach Inventions.

I have a feeling that today is going to be a good day.

And don't think I have totally lost my senses - I did watch Survivor on Wednesday night, and Shades of Blue last night.  Because?

Because that's how I roll.




11 comments:

  1. Deleting the apps! Brilliant! A sign of good things to follow, I'm sure.

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  2. Oh my friend I hear you! WordsTour on the iPad sucks me into its vortex... I have been binge watching Mozart in the Jungle ( give yourself permission to do likewise if you haven't seen it... It counts as music, right!?) And there are 5 partly read books on my bedside table. I've been distracting myself from loneliness and misery with Fraser away at uni, Peter working interstate and Lauren studying/ rehearsing/ social networking her friends every waking hour. Next week I'm here alone as she goes off to horse-riding camp. But I am doing lots of knitting & crochet (making a blanket for a friend's 60th birthday) And walking with my neighbour... Says she pathetically trying to justify her sloth ...

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    1. Mozart in the Jungle is the best!!!!! you don't sound sloth -like at all!!! Post pics of your blanket....I have just finished 585 squares of the 780 I need for a king sized one. whew!

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    2. My blanket is random and amateursville... I have no talent, just a need to create.

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  3. I know I can't give up the Apps or mindless TV, but I have cut down!
    You are going to be just fine :-)

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  4. I just got an Audible subscription and am figuring out that I can actually pay attention to audio books while I'm commuting or filing at work. Finding ways to fit things like that back into your life always feels great.

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    1. yes audio books, and podcasts are great. And I still watch tv while I am knitting. ;)

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  5. I know the feeling. These things suck us in and it's then hard to climb out of the hole. But you seem to have made a good start - deleting the apps was a huge step and I like your list of words. Do you have them pinned up somewhere?

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