Hello! I am back from a week’s staycation. I kicked around the house for five straight days without thinking about work, social media, heck just about anything with the exceptions of my family and my fish. At this point all I can say is ahhhhhhhhhh. I’m at work but so far nothing can bug me
Over the last few months I have come to a sad conclusion. My eyes have finally caught up to my age. I have had glasses for a few years now but that was only due to astigmatism in my right eye. Now while that’s not great my left eye had decided to go along for the ride. I guess it felt left out. So, new glasses, yeah no big deal. I have a larger issue with this, my iPhone.
I really love my iPhone. My phone never leaves me. I honestly use it a computer when no computer is around. I even do wacky things with it like VPNing back to my home pc to work on projects. It truly is my best tool and maybe my best friend
If rumors are true the 5s is already in production and it has the same size screen as the 5…too small. Several co-workers have Samsung Galaxy S3′s and they are so much easier on my eyes. It looks like I am going to have to abandon my old friend because he refuses to keep up with my aging. I have been shown ways to use the S3 almost as effectively, yes only almost, as my trusty iPhone so I’m moving to Android. Hopefully Apple makes larger screens in the future, but until then….I’ll always cherish our memories and don’t forget it’s not you, it’s me; no really.
Part of my reasons for starting this blog were to talk out my health choices and document them along the way. Public accountability is you will. I have ditched caffeinated coffee for the most part. I drink decaf because I still enjoy coffee flavor but I need another drink for the mornings until I can get a good nights sleep. Enter green tea.
Green tea is so healthy, just ask anyone. I have seen numerous studies on its wondrous health benefits. It smells great. I want to drink it. Everyone I know drinks it and goes on and on while making fun of my coffee. Well, green tea has a dark side.
Green tea makes me feel sick. It’s not just me, do a quick Google search. Lots of people don’t feel well after green tea. No one seems to know why. Many assume it is due to not having food in your system. For me it affects me at least slightly even after a meal. I have had it first thing in the morning, after breakfast and even after lunch with the same results. Green tea might just not be for me. I haven’t given up yet, but am getting close. I have not tried it with honey yet, perhaps that will help.
Before March was even upon us I already had friends this week talking about March Madness. Well, I’m not a huge basketball fan and I really do have enough madness in my life that I decided to fight the mania in a fun way. Instead of getting all wrapped up in the chaos this year I am going to step back and go into myself as it were.
I found a 28 day meditation challenge while going through Flipboard and it sounded like the perfect cure for me. In the past I have done meditation, sometimes frequently but never every day. Usually my meditations came more during my weekly visits to a local zen center and were 30 minutes a pop. The challenge is to sit and meditate for 10 min a day in any style so it’s not terribly long but the frequency will be my challenge.
I did sit for a session before writing this post. I was able to tune out my kids paying more attention to my fish tanks water flow and this did help to calm my mind. Tons of thoughts kept popping up but I dismissed them as best as I could. The ten minutes went fairly well but if it had been longer I don’t think I would have been successful after such a long time away from meditating. I’m looking forward to continuing the challenge and maybe it will get me back into a regular routine and that can only be a good thing.
This is my wife’s new crested gecko. Isn’t he cute?
I was quiet over the weekend. I did not post anything and I stayed off of most social media. What did I do? Well…I set up a fish tank at home. Just a small desktop one to hold a beta and a snail. I watched that little fish swim for two days and actually noticed my stress levels dropping. I became so relaxed and loved every minute of it. I had such a good experience that I set another tank up this morning on my desk at work. I know takes are work, sometimes a lot, but I think it will be worth it