I have been nearly a week since I’ve watched any television and logged into my Facebook. It is strange, to say the least. I haven’t found myself bored at all. In fact this is the first time since Friday that I have had a chance to sit and blog a little.
I wonder if my problem with sever boredom on my days off was some how elevated by watching tv and reading what everyone has going on in their life on my Facebook? My emotions have been much more stable, and I am considerably less stressed. So far so good. However, I am excited to know that eventually I will be able to watch my tv and get on Facebook again. After learning some techniques to calm my empathy overload.
I think I finally stumbled on something that makes complete sense to me. I am only one week into the coarse and I have realized things about myself that I didn’t even know. “Weight-Loss for People Who Feel to Much”. Finally a weight-loss program to fix the inside first. What a novel idea. 🙂
Empathy can be a powerful emotion.
I have successfully been twenty-four hours without Facebook and television. I will be honest I have mixed feelings about it at this point. I feel pretty OK about the TV so far, but the whole Facebook thing has been really hard. I find myself worrying that someone will need to get a hold of me. I am not a fan of the phone so Facebook is how I communicate with most everyone in my life. My last status explained my absence and offered an email if it were important. I guess I have to hope that if someone messages me and I fail to answer they would check my profile to see what was up. Hello? I know that is what I would do.
I have been reading a lot, listening to music, and writing in my journal. I actually thought I would be way bored but so far I haven’t been bored at all. That being said, I am heading into the weekend. Two long days that I will spend home while my husband is working. I usually find myself excruciatingly bored over the weekend. I am excited to see whether or not I find myself even more bored or will I find that I can actually survive without my two favorite things in the world.
Can it be done?!?
My Challenge starting today January 3, 2012 for eight weeks ending February 28, 2013
Avoid the media.
Well, it’s been quite some time since I have blogged. I have to say I DO miss it. Recently, I discovered a book that had my story pegged to the point that it could have been written by me. This book is called “Weight-loss for people who feel to much” I was stunned to find out that there are actually people out there that are like me. I am one of those overly empathetic people that can take on the feelings of others and hold on to them for days, weeks, sometimes even months.
Little did I know that doing so was causing me harm. I mean, not only am I an emotional eater (eating to sooth my own emotions) but I am also an empathetic eater (eating to sooth the emotions I am picking up from other people, the news or social media networks).
I am in the early stages of this eight week coarse. It’s pretty neat though, that I have started a weight-loss program that instead of restricting my food intake, is restricting my use of the television and the internet. Meaning I am taking an eight week hiatus from watching TV and using my facebook. I will also not be watching or reading any type of news broadcasts or articles.
This can only mean one thing. I will be blogging and journaling my tush off for the next couple of months. This should be interesting because I am a self proclaimed TV addict, and if I must be honest, I am used to checking my facebook no less than 25 times a day.
Wish me luck. 🙂 I got this!! 😉