So, Day one begins the end. The end is good. It has found me productive which was the main reason for my abstaining from t.v. I found a day wasted, actually two, in this week I've had off for the holidays. I have so much to do, and wasting time in front of the television is not conducive to my success. A one-day t.v. binge I get, but two was just not necessary.
I do not feel any healhier. However, I am also not teetering on nausea because of the amount of sugar I have consumed, nor am I stuffed to the point of needing to take a walk just to metabolize my food faster. So I am healthier today, yes. Good for me! I have not missed the sugar, at all! Yah! I also went to the store and stocked up on good food for me. It's my norm, really. I just overidid it on the sweets these past weeks. I could really use a break. I love to be healthy, and I realized today too in the store how great it is to have boundaries. No is "no consideration," and that is freeing. I'd forgotten what boudaries feel like. I like them. As I was getting my frozen berries for my drinks, I didn't need look twice or think considerably about the delectible little pies next to berries. No mental anguish is relaxing. The mental machinations of battling between yes and no is exhausing. So I was free of that which was great.
The t.v. however was a different story. As I got home with the groceries, I wanted very much to watch t.v. I had five minutes till The Five was on. I justified in my mind yesterday that maybe I could/should at least watch the news, but left that out of the possibility, not that I couldn't change it today, but...I just made dinner and grabbed a magazine, enriched my mind, and learned a little bit about the disappearance of the Saltan Sea in California. I still wanted to watch t.v. after dinner. "Let me check my Facebook," I thought, to see whether I had any responses. Maybe that would encourage me to stay off the t.v. I felt a little obligated because I announced what I was doing. "Darn it," I thought. "I wish I wouldn't have wrote all that!" Sure enough, there were some responses, and encouragement. First, Eddie: "Have fun." Ha! Okay. Another: "You can do anything you set your mind to." Yes, true. I had thought to write that! :) and a third: "Ditch it all!" referring to all the rubbish on t.v., also referencing all of the news commentaters, specifically too which was a relief I needed t read! So, I felt relieved and took it to heart and pressed on with my night, learing more about how to publish a website.
So, the end of day one has me a little healthier, more educated and productive than yesterday. That is good.
I have accomplished:
Tidying up a Children's book I wrote, and composing a letter to a perspective illustrator
Learning about bird bots and the disappearing Salton Sea
Studying Chapter 1 in the book of Philippians
Figuring out parts of my website and how to manage it
I have about an hour left before I will get tired. I will press on to greater productivity.
Have a great night.
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