Advertisement

Our Lady of Weight Loss

Our Lady of Weight Loss

Balanced Life – Why You’ll Want to Unplug

Yesterday, I woke up.  Yes, presumably a good way to begin the day!  BUT, I was immediately met with the DRILLING! “They” were breaking up and tarring the streets.   The noise level, I am willing to bet, was close to 85 dB (sound pressure level) that can cause NIHL (noise-induced hearing loss).  Seriously!

Even with the windows shut tight and the A.C. blasting, it sounded and felt like the workerPeople were in my living room, buzzing feverishly, breaking up my floors and drilling my brain.

The Escape
I decided to put work on hold and hike on over to the Central Park Conservatory Gardens.

As is my habit before I depart from the premises, I double-check my bag to make sure that I have my keys, cell phone, lip-gloss (you never know who you might run into), a piece of fruit (apples make good traveling companions as do little boxes of raisins*), a pen and paper (just in case an epiphany hits, because they are elusive litter buggers and dissipate quickly into the ethers) and my camera (again, you never know when you will stumble upon a turtle on a rock)!

Advertisement

Off I went, to Central Park.  As it turned out, my cell phone battery was DUA (dead upon arrival) and for a few moments, okay maybe even minutes, I felt a tad anxious.

In that state of (mild) anxiety (I don’t want to overplay this; get too dramatic – but nonetheless, there was a great deal of uneasiness rushing through my body), how sadly addicted I am to checking emails, and being connected.

I decided to reframe my anxiety, and experience this as an opportunity to detox. I could go cold turkey – yes, I could –  (antibiotic free, please), ride out the anxiety and see what it might be like to simply enjoy a walk in the park.

I’m betting you can guess what happened.  Sure thing! I had the most enchanting afternoon.     I moved from one park bench to another.  I unplugged; I enjoyed myself, I relaxed!

Advertisement

Being reachable every moment of the day is an ENORMOUS source of stress.  In my newly enlightened state, I invite you to decompress and get away from it all!

UNPLUG!!!
1.  Shut off the cell phone.
2.  Turning off your pager.
3.  Log off from the Internet.
4.  Unplug your phone!
5.  Find a place to just be.

Postscript: * An important tasty tidbit for those who are ‘dropping pounds.’  Always (and I seldom use words that are so ‘absolute’) bring a healthy snack with you; lest you get hungry sometime between here and there, your blood sugar drops, and your mind feeds you ‘eat it, it’s okay’ lines that you fall for hook, line and sinker!

Spread the word … NOT the icing,

Advertisement

Janice
wise * fun * utterly useful

_________________________________

Join with me at Omega Institute for Holistic Studies on August 5-7:  FEED YOUR SOUL!!!

Janice Taylor’s KICK in the TUSH Club videos!
Subscribe and Receive – as they are HOT off the REEL!

____________________________________________
For the best in wellness and weight loss wisdom, visit Janice:
Our Lady of Weight Loss
join the Kick in the Tush Club
Virtual Shoulder

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Tanusha

    Love you piles Janice! 😀 (heart)

    • http://www.ourladyofweightloss.com Janice Taylor, Editor

      Back at you!!!

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment baby

    i always miss my dad,it’s natural feeling between daddy and girl,sigh,lol.

Previous Posts

Of Vital Importance: Is your "Mouth of Chi" blocked, cluttered or just plain messy?
Is your Mouth of Chi blocked, cluttered or just plain messy?  ...

posted 3:38:58pm Aug. 25, 2015 | read full post »

Beautiful Quote Day: Be an oxygen giving tree.
Dearest Tushkateers, Devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss, any and all ...

posted 12:12:25pm Aug. 20, 2015 | read full post »

Screw the Bathroom Scale: 6 Ways to Build Self-Confidence
How many of y’all weigh yourself the minute your feet ...

posted 4:28:45pm Aug. 19, 2015 | read full post »

Be a Good "Body Listener"
What does your body have to ...

posted 7:30:18pm Aug. 12, 2015 | read full post »

How to Let Go of Who You Are and Become What You Might Be!
Label Me Quirky: Last week, while “networking” (as they say) at a ...

posted 1:30:36pm Aug. 08, 2015 | read full post »

Advertisement


Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.