Saturday's (Come back to [real] life) assignment: Get back in touch with what makes me happy in my offscreen life. I'm asked to complete an exercise:
- I've always loved to...ride my bike
- I've always wanted to...publish something non-academic
- When I was a kid, I was fascinated by...reptiles
- If I had more time, I would like to...write more
- Some activities that I know put me into flow are...none. Ever. Don't get me started.
- People I would like to spend more time with include...friends from college
I'm supposed to make a list of specific fun, off-phone things to do in the next few days. Here goes:
- Visit the Monet to Matisse exhibit at the Wichita Art Museum
- Volunteer for Bike Walk Wichita
- Meal plan for the week
- Ride my bike every day
- Visit the herpetarium at the Sedgwick County Zoo
Sunday's (Get physical) assignment: Make some time to get back in touch with your body by doing something physical and enjoyable. I plan to commute by bike to my volunteer activity with Bike Walk Wichita today. Two birds, one stone.
The second assignment is to buy an alarm clock so as to more effectively banish my smartphone from my bedroom. I've been thinking about doing this for a while. My trusty, rusty old clock radio from college has been commandeered by my daughter, so now when I wake up in the night I can't tell what time it is without looking at my phone. My beloved George Nelson clock is hard enough to read during the day:
I'm not super-pumped about the style of the normally reliable Wirecutter's top pick, so I'll add "shop in-person for a clock radio" to my list of non-phone activities for the weekend.