My February focus landed on a concept called Feelings Findings. I focused on how I felt when I mixed up some of my long time habits. Although, I mentioned last month that I was going to focus on finances, I chose to blog about Feelings Findings instead. It seemed to be a better fit for Feelings Fitness & more interesting too!
One example of my Feelings Findings this month was moving my cell phone from my night stand at night into my walk in closet instead. It is now at a distance where I can still hear my alarm go off in the morning & the phone ringing if there is some emergency, but it is not easily accessible from my bed. When my alarm goes off in the morning, instead of being able to hit the snooze button, I must get up out of bed & turn it off. I have found that if I just get moving, I am ready to get the day started without needing that snooze time. Also, this keeps me from late night scrolling through anything from Facebook to Instagram to emails, etc. It truly has been a feeling of liberation.
(no more phone on nightstand) (new night time charging spot)
Another example, I brought “old school” back a bit. I got out my Five Star mini-notebook, my Kate Spade address book/daily planner & my wooden #2 pencils that require a sharpener. I know technology is the way of the future, but I found that I prefer to stick with a few old school habits. I like knowing that my contacts won’t disappear during an update, I can just simply use an eraser if someone has new information to be added to my paper address book & I can brainstorm ideas in my notebook using my pencil to doodle here and there. No, I have not completely ditched my electronics, but I am enjoying a little more simplicity old school style.
Technology did, however, come in handy when it came to thinking about my coffee habits. I found that I feel less rushed & much happier if I wake up to the fresh smell of coffee. I now grind beans & get the coffee pot all set up in the evening. As I clean up the kitchen after dinner, I just take a few extra minutes to prepare the coffee pot & set the timer. The fresh brewed coffee smell & the ability to just pour a hot cup(into my favorite mug) with no morning time hassle is freeing!
So, keep an eye out for new Feelings Findings. I’ll be posting them on my Facebook page(@feelingsfitness) as they emerge. Test out some of my findings & be sure to create & share your own Feelings Findings.