Day 17. We are past the half way mark in our Collective Challenge. I took a few days off for two reasons.
1. Since we are refraining from the news in the hopes to break off some of the negativity of the news cycle and quiet things down a little, I didn’t want to become just another source of noise for all of you.
2. I started my first fully online class last week and a big part of the class is online postings, and that consumed a lot of my time.
During one of the online conversations (the folks in class are all over the country, from Vermont to California) I shared that a group of us were collectively trying to avoid the news. They found it interesting and wondered how it impacted me.
So far, despite my initial discomfort with changing my routine each morning, it has been a great experience. I feel less negative about things: life, the state of the world, my own community.
How is the challenge for you? I wanted to hear from you to see if this little experiment is working. Keep it up, just a few weeks left. You can do it, you are going to make it.
P.S. Yes I still watch football, just not the news about it before or afterwards.