No News Is Good News!

So, now I have the success of not one, but two, 30-day challenges under my belt, I'm feeling so inspired I want to keep the momentum going and start another.

This time, however, I'm going to make-up one of my own. Well, actually two!

The past year and a half, I feel as if I've been swimming in a sea of ugliness and negativity, and it's really affected me deeply.

How deeply?

My house is a mess. It used to be a clean, tidy, welcoming place to be. Now, I'd die of shame if someone came into my home. And I haven't made my bed in months!

Okay, so it's not quite THAT bad, but it's a close approximation as to how I feel inside.

My grandmother used to say, "Messy bed. Messy head." And in my case, that is so true!

Perhaps BECAUSE I've just been through a dietary challenge that made me feel so nourished in my physical body, that I feel the chaos so sharply in other areas of my life. 

So, what happened 18-months ago that changed everything? Two things:

  1. The Presidential primaries and election.
  2. I moved in with my ex-husband, who watches news for hours on end.

It is one thing to be informed. It is another to drown in a cesspool of ugliness and negativity. 

I didn't even have cable TV, and didn't feel like I'd missed a single thing! The world kept right on turning without me adding ugliness to the mix. That's the way I like it!

As I found myself getting swept up in politics this election cycle, I undoubtedly added my energy to the ugliness, and that's not me. Not who I want to be. 

Since I started living with the news blasting non-stop, I stay with a low-level of angst in the pit of my gut, and I know it is affecting me adversely. My house is living proof that something is very amiss!

Soooo, this time, I'm just taking on one 30-day challenge, but TWO!

Here are my new challenges:

  1. No News for 30 days
  2. Make my bed every morning

To avoid wading in garbage, I will hide any, and all, Facebook posts that are political in nature. I will limit my time on social media to 1/2 hour a day. 15 minutes in the morning, and 15 minutes in the afternoon. Period.

Social media friends who are mired in political ugliness and cannot seem to disengage themselves from the perpetual turmoil and drama, I will either hide, or unfriend because this is not healthy - not for me, not for anyone - and I will not continue to rob myself of Joy, focus, clarity, or health.

Anyone want to join me???