Did you watch the Documentary on Abba?
I also watched the Documentary on Tina Turner this weekend in May and yes I did watch the Coronation of King Charles III on 6th May 2023
This is NOT because I am a Royalist far from it I am a Republican.
However I LOVE history and I wanted to witness history.
I watched it from the comfort of my own home because I was in the last stages of a cold and I was determined to rest.
After making breakfast which took a few hours, (I am not good at judging how long cooking will take but yesterday I did two hours and I enjoyed cooking it has a beginning, middle and end unlike running an online business and social work which doesn’t) I sat down to watch it from 11am until 3am.
I actually had my phone switched off all Friday night on 5th May and until Saturday afternoon of the 6th May
Talk about Digital Detoxification I was ALL most of 6th May
This is A in the M.A.G.I.C.A.L method which I practiced
I tend to practice this on a Saturday by just not going on Social media
Not going on Facebook
But on 6th May 2023 after the Pandemic after a very long time I switched off my phone from 1am to 3pm
Abstaining from Digital devices and that’s what I did well I did from the SMART phone during these hours
I know I watched TV a Digital device from 1055 to 3pm on 6th May but I tell you not having any access to any Digital devices during my waking hours on 6th May morning
From 745am to 1045am on 6th May whilst cooking I surrounded myself with SILENCE
The rest of my family was sleeping
And I was in the Kitchen cooking
No music playing in the background
No podcast in the background
Just silence and well the noise of my thoughts
I read chapter in a book and thought about that
It really affected me
The chapter was about Avveros and his last days better known in the Muslim world as Ibn Rushd
How he died in isolation in Marrakesh
Not in Cordoba
And then I returned to check WhatsApp messages at 3pm on 6th May incase family had called or wanting to call.
Abstaining from Digital devices on this day from 745am to 1055 am was SO nourishing SO grounding
It relaxed me SO much
It really gave me the ENERGY to declutter something I had been resisting for SO long
It gave me the ENERGY and FOCUS to declutter my phone and my bedroom
The PEACE I felt on 6th May
The BALANCE I felt
Have you ever abstained from ALL Digital devices?
Or just your SMART phone for more than 3 hours?
Have you tried to switch off your SMART phone for 24 hours?
Do you do that weekly?
Have one day in the week where you ABSTAIN?
And tell me after 6 weeks when you have abstained every week for weeks, do you feel MORE at peace?
Do you feel more BALANCED?
Try this experiment and then report back to me.
I would really LOVE to know.