Maybe it’s because school starts on Monday after nearly a month and a half break where I did practically nothing productive. Or, maybe it’s because I’m feeling a little stagnant in life. Ether way, I want to experiment with some life-style changes over the next few months to see if they improve my life at all. So, what I propose is to take 1 week over the next few months to try and do something (or not do something) for the entire week and see if I notice any differences from the attempted behavior changes and determine if it warrants continued practices. Once I find something that drastically improvises my life experience, than I will myopically focus on that one thing and preach to and berate other for not doing the one thing that I’ve found that makes me feel so much better – j/k. However, it will give me something to blog about.
This 1st week I plan to remove my self from money based economy by not spending any more the entire week. Over this break I have felt like I’ve been a little to consumeristic and I want to see if eliminating shopping will help me feel less attached to personal belongings and free up time to do other things.
Week 2, I plan to onbstain from watching any tv. During finals last semester my tv watching increased to astounding levels as I avoided doing my school work and it hasnt’s seemed to decrease any during winter break. I want to seek if not watching any tv, not even a clip, will help me sleep better at night and free up more time for me to read books.
During week 3, I plan to eat an entirely vegan diet – no eggs, no cheese, not ice-cream, not bacon-wrapped-turducken burgers, no honey – to see if eliminating animal protein (in addition to general crappy eating) will help me feel healthier. Now this particular experiment probable warrants a longer trail, since diet changes often require a few weeks before noticeable differences are observed, however, for the sake of my experiment I will commit to only 1 week. If I feel healthier at the end of the week, I may continue.
Finally, week 4, I plan to take time out of each day to do an art project or learn a new crafting skill. I love making or doing art, yet I rarely spend time doing it, so I want to see if a concerted effort to be creative on a daily basis will make me happier.
The plan is to post an assessment of the experiment at the end of each week to see if any of these changes are having a positive impact. Additionally, if I can see this experiment through the entire month, I plan to do it again with 4 new weeks of projects.