Try on a New You at Home Tonight: The Media Fast

Try on a New You at Home Tonight: The Media Fast

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Janel Laban
Jan 19, 2015
(Image credit: Marie-Lyne Quirion)

A big part of curing your home is taking time to examine your relationship to it. This month you are trying different things, breaking patterns and setting up new habits that make it easier to take good care of your space, and by extension, yourself. Your home is a space where you can retreat from the outside world and focus on what is healthful and centering for you. Tonight, why not make that retreat just a bit more intentional - a little quieter and deeper than usual - and see how it feels? This evening, take a break from what is for many of us the default way we relax at home; turn off the tv, put down the smart phone and and give a media fast a try.

Today's Assignment

It's simple in concept, can be tough in the execution but is absolutely worth it! For a few hours 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."

Good luck and enjoy!

Share how you feel about this exercise in the comments - is this something you do regularly or will it be a rare challenge? Are you looking forward to a break or does it feel like a challenging chore? If you have an idea of how you plan to spend your time "off", let us know in the comments - it can be a big change, even if it's only for one evening, so support for giving this a try is most welcome.

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