Friday, February 15, 2013

Addicted to your Mobile Phone?

I am! It is a shame, but it is true. I am addicted to my mobile phone. I can't go a few minutes without checking something on it. Are these things I am checking all that important? Of course not. It is an addiction.

I took measures into my own hands. I had to do an intervention for myself. I went into the notifications section and changed my notifications. I would get a buzz or vibration for every email. I get over 100 emails a day. That's a lot of buzzing.

My kids don't understand my fixation on my phone. Quite frankly, I don't either. Why do I feel it is so important to check my email or Facebook at every stoplight? I think my first step to changing this pattern is to eliminate the notifications which I have already done. I took the first step into minimizing my addiction. I am going to get my life back.

I ran across this article which really resonated with me. Tony Cronin gets it right in his article on the website Mind Body Green. Take his simple quiz and see if you are on your mobile too often. He proceeds to give you tips on weaning yourself off the mobile.

Our days are busy enough, we don't need to spend every little free second checking our phones. Take advantage of those times to meditate, do yoga, take a walk, play with the kids, reflect, and reconnect with people.

This is going to be difficult for me, but I am giving it my all. In addition, I am trying to only check my email twice a day. I might have to keep you posted on this one as I need support in this department.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Well Done New Orleans!

As you know the Super Bowl was just in New Orleans. The city did an amazing job preparing for the event and put on an awesome show. My husband and I went to visit the festivities and were so impressed.

The Verizon Super Bowl Boulevard was a lot of fun. Of course we got to hear some really great local musicians, but we got to try lots of new food from vendors that aren't typically at the usual Woldenberg festivals. There was something special about the city for the Super Bowl; it looked spectacular.

The guests, locals, vendors, shop owners, bus drivers, and everyone else I came in contact with were extremely friendly. There was something in the air that was so uplifting and special. The energy from the city was magnetizing!

I am so happy to be from this great city of New Orleans. If you didn't make it for the Super Bowl, well, you need to make it out here soon.