I’m doing work that I LOVE 🙂 while living in the Sunshine State.
What I’m thinking
“Don’t regret growing older because some people don’t have the privilege.”
What I’m doing
I have a daily gratitude practice in which I celebrate what I’m grateful for that day, like the work I do, the ability to run, etc. I started during the pandemic because you never know when today will be your last.
I’m also working to foster greater presence in the here and now by eliminating my smartphone instead of replacing it (and saving $1,000+ in the process).
Here’s a running list of steps I’ve taken thus far:
- picked up a digital clock from a thrift store ($2);
- deleted apps from my smartphone that I no longer use;
- deleted apps from my smartphone that I use on the computer instead;
- ported my number to the Light Phone II ($299); and
- LOVING the Light Phone II!
I love my Light Phone so much I’ve become an advocate for which I receive a small commission, so please use this link when you buy one. 🙂
Interestingly, I’ve struggled the most with the alarm clock. On the first night of going back to a digital clock for an alarm, I set a backup alarm on my smartphone in case the (functioning) digital clock stopped working. Digital clock worked just fine. But for whatever reason, I did this same thing the second night — set a backup alarm even though I knew that the digital alarm worked. Yikes. I didn’t realize just how dependent I felt, and that’s bothered me since.
With all this smartphone-free time, I’m back to playing tennis after a 20-year hiatus, working hard to get to 3.5 (or better!). Still running, of course.
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I wrote a guide for those interested in starting their own businesses; have you read $0 to Start yet?
Last updated November 30, 2022