Sharing a few ways on how to add quiet to your day
I can’t believe this happened to me this year.
I kicked this habit and traded it for a new one. My new year goal was to read more and scroll less.
Except, most nights I am seven minutes into a book recommended by this lady
and just like a squirrel- I pivot.
I start to Google “insert any number of random thoughts running through my mind” on my Ipad. Like what’s on sale at Pottery Barn or this Netflix documentary. The bots are winning. I was doing everything that the documentary told me not to do online. So here are five simple habits to add quiet to the day.
Even the squirrels need a nap.
HOW TO ADD QUIET TO YOUR DAY
1. Turn off the notifications on your i-phone. As a blogger and Realtor, I had one too many pings.
Go to settings, scroll to notifications and turn off notifications.
2. Set up an auto-message on your phone when you are driving. If someone texts you the sender receives an auto-response that you are driving and I will check my phone when I am parked.
3. Adjust the ringer, alerts for your phone’s activity. Are you seeing a trend here? My husband has a tone for every text, ban charge, sports and news update. Go under settings and scroll down to “sounds and haptics.” It’s right under “notifications.”
4. Practice a hobby. There is nothing that gets me outside of squirrel mode other than grabbing my camera and practice taking still photos of a pillow. It completely removes me from my thoughts. Whatever your hobby find 15 minutes to practice.
5. Coloring or Puzzles. During Covid College our youngest son unwinded after Zoom classes at the kitchen counter with a box of Crayola ( Made in the USA Youtube series) and a Paw Patrol coloring book.
Before I knew it I was coloring alongside him and doing my best not to chat about the name of every Crayola crayon I grabbed.
What do you do to add quiet toy your day? I would love to hear what works for you and maybe include it in a future blog post.
In the meantime, these Sunday hacks help make Monday a little easier.
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