I have a strange compulsion...things that I love, like Internet browsing or watching favorite shows recorded on our DVR, can feel like a to do list. Even though they are a couple of my go-to activities when I have a minute to relax, when there is too much of it waiting for me I get stressed by it.
For example, let's say I didn't get a chance to see Instagram for the majority of a day. When I sat down with my phone, it would take forever to catch up. Actually I couldn't even get through it all, since so much was posted, that Instagram just cut off saving it. And then I would be irrationally annoyed by what I didn't get to see.
Am I sharing too much here? Because, I am feeling rather crazy as I admit this.
Another example is signing into Feedly to read blogs and having 100+ entries waiting from the last few days.
Total unnecessary stress.
So, I went on a much needed media diet a few weeks ago, knowing full well school days are fast approaching and free-time might be non-existent. I hacked away at what I followed...cutting it in half.
It's been a couple of weeks and it feels great. It is manageable and relaxing. Now it can be a brief escape into pretty pictures and great ideas...just like it should be.
In case you don't remember Mac finding out he made varsity last spring please feel free to click here and watch the video again and again like I do.
We had a barbecue with the football team this weekend (it was very Friday Night Lights) which meant all the girls (and boy) were wearing their new uniforms. The varsity squad wears white, so it's time for white pants around here. I teased Mac that his theme for the year could be #whitepants.
The idea of a s'more on a ritz cracker has been tucked away on my list to try for awhile now. This week I got out the box of social snackers from Trader Joe's, smeared a little bit of Nutella on one side and one little square of Hershey's chocolate on the other. I carefully toasted a marshmallow since I do not like it burnt and gave this combo I try.
I think I have officially hit a new procrastination low. Instead of tackling the scary to do list I have to accomplish to be ready for the school year, I spent time trying to make cute to do lists for no reason whatsoever.