- The January Cure
- My Cure, Day 2: Set Up Your Outbox
- My Cure, Day 3: Weekend Chores, Make Green Cleaners, & Buy Flowers
- My Cure, Day 4: Get a Fresh Perspective in 10 Minutes
- My Cure, Day 5: Complete One Project on Master “To Do” List
- My Cure, Day 6: Frame a Piece of Artwork Hiding in the Closet
- My Cure, Day 7: Plan Your February Get-Together!
- My Cure, Day 8: Kitchen Organizing & Cleaning, Find a Recipe and Try it Out
- My Cure, Day 9: Create a Landing Strip
- My Cure, Day 10 & 11: Take a Media Fast
- My Cure, Day 12: Declutter My Book & Music Collection
- My Cure, Day 13: Flowers, Bedroom Zen
- My Cure, Day 14: Paperless Office
- Tidying is Contagious
Last night I had a media fast as part of my January Cure. I completed a embroidery project I have been working on. This fast helped me execute yet another item off my “Cure” to-do list, which was to only have 2 projects going at once. Completion & something to show for it feel so good! January & February are now my months to embroidery rather than knit. I love knitting but in hopes to teach myself something new I’ve been practicing needlepoint techniques, including illustrating designs, new stitches, & applying designs to objects.
What was your media fast evening like? Did you do laundry, make something new, or cook dinner for a friend?
Let archetype312 know what you’ve been up to.
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Check out some of my creations at my Etsy shop.
Apartment Therapy’s Day 10, Assignment: Complete a Project on Your To-do List
Spend some time on your goal project that you selected last week and move it forward, or even complete it, if possible. Let us know what project you chose, what you’ve been doing and where you are at in the process in the comments. If you need help or have questions, be sure to ask below for feedback – you are part of a very smart, super supportive group!
If you’ve already completed your project, you can use today to take an “after” photo and send it to us if you’d like (along with your “before” pic, please) and/or catch up on anything you’ve missed or feel behind on. If all of that is done, enjoy the well-earned day “off”.
Day 11, Assignment: Do a Media Fast This Evening
Your home is a sanctuary. It’s a space where you can retreat from the outside world and focus on what is important, joyful, healthful and centering for you. Tonight, why not make that make that retreat just a bit more intentional – a little quieter and deeper than usual – and see how it feels? Your assignment today is to give a media fast a try.
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!