I’ve been struggling a bit with a lack of me time recently, so I made a conscious effort to spend less of my time in front of screens (laptop, phone and TV). I had got into a habit of coming home and just vegging out in front of the TV (and everyone needs that sometimes) and not really ever doing anything which made me feel better in myself. So I’ve been trying to read in an evening instead or do something else which just means I have a little ‘me time’. I haven’t gone full digital detox but getting away from social media and a constant stream updates and notifications and numbers is nice and something I’m going to try and continue with.
Reading: The Circle by Dave Eggers
It’s funny that as I decide to get myself away from TV and screens a bit more that I’m currently reading The Circle, a book based on a Facebook/Google style company which seems like a utopian place place to work, but is it? I don’t know yet as I’m still reading it, but I’m enjoying it so far. It’s not a challenging read but it’s summer and I like a page-turner in the summer, something that I don’t have to concentrate too hard on. Will it be a book that will enrich my life? Probably not, but it’s fun and sometimes you need a bit of that.
Although I have been taking time away from screens, we have been watching All or Nothing: A Season with the Arizona Cardinals on Amazon Prime Video. My boyfriend convinced me to watch Friday Night Lights (a fictional series based on a high school American football team – seriously, watch it, it’s so good) and since then I’ve had more of an interest in American football and let’s face it, any documentary about professional sports or athletes is always going to be fascinating, whatever the subject matter.
Planning: To catch ’em all
Whilst I was a goody two shoes about not downloading it before the official launch, once it was launched I was no Slowpoke about getting Pokemon Go and setting it running on my walk to and from work. I was a big fan of the original GameBoy game (I had Blue and my sister had Red) and it’s funny how the app has dredged up memories of the names of evolved Pokemon forms that I definitely haven’t thought about in maybe 15 years! My walk to and from work is great for hatching eggs as I walk at least 5km a day. I still haven’t found a Vulpix or a Ponyta yet though – my Pokegoals.