Logging on for one minute here and there repeatedly throughout the day was adding up to big chunks of time I was losing to my phone.
Body & Mind
Weight loss is a good first step, better health and fewer pills are worthy motivations, but until we embrace a healthy diet and consistent exercise as both a gateway to and a hallmark of a full, well-lived life for body, mind, and spirit, we're cheating ourselves of those final revelations: that there is natural high to be obtained legally, that our bodies, minds, and souls are renewed when we treat our bodies well.
There are a lot of reasons to exercise self-restraint, give up luxuries, and "repent" of some of our bad habits — reasons like improving our health, increasing our self-respect, and becoming more intentional and resourceful.
When I am feeling particularly self-conscious and stressed about my imperfections, I remember what was perhaps one of the best things anybody ever said to me, which went something like this: "People have better things to do than think about you."