DAY THIRTEEN: TRY A MEDIA FAST THIS EVENING
It’s simple in concept but can be tough in the execution. This evening (or whenever your main block of “home time” is) take a break from television, computer, tablet and cell or smart phone.
Part of the takeaway of doing the Cure is having the experience of spending time in our homes in different ways, which helps us to find new ways to enjoy it. This media fast will shake up the routine a bit and give you a rare break from the energy of the outside world finding its way into your private space.
Maxwell explains one of the perks of there exercise well in the Eight Step Home Cure: “As you experience your home time without the usual sights and sounds to listen to, pay attention to how you feel. While you may find it uncomfortable and unfamiliar at first, you will inevitably find yourself with time that is unfilled and now yours to spend in new ways.”
If you have an idea of how you plan to spend your time, let us know in the comments. I also hope everyone will circle back around to this post again tomorrow (tonight Apartment Therapy is off limits!) and let us know what you did and how you feel about your retreat evening - good luck and enjoy!
*muffled laughter* Yes, because how I want to spend my limited free time is sitting there not doing the things I do for fun.
DAY ELEVEN: Plan a Get-Together for Two Weekends Ahead
… ahahaha. I don’t host in my place. It’s hectic, messy, my cats get stressed out, my place is tiny, and I just don’t have fun. So, thanks, but no thanks. >.>
What a cheat day. I’ve been sick Monday/Tuesday so it’s actually nice to easily catch up!