It's been a while since I've had a hand cramp from writing out my blog posts with a pen and paper but, that's the process I've been going with these past couple of days.
I bought myself a notebook and instead of plugging into a machine, I've been staying disconnected in the mornings, putting pen to paper and letting my thoughts flow.
This morning, I'm writing to you while sitting in my favorite spot in the house. I'm drinking my coffee in the chair next to the window in our back room. I'm watching the sunrise through the almost-bare trees in my back yard; watching the reflection of the sun-rise dance on the water in our pond. This is a much better way to start the day when compared to staring at a computer screen.
By now, of course, I'm typing all of this out at my computer, but, in the early morning light, my thoughts, these thoughts, flowed out from my mind and through ink in such a therapeutic and relaxing way.
If you read my post from yesterday, you may understand a little better my sudden need to change my process of writing. I guess you could say that I'm trying to find a more calming and positive way to start the day. In a nutshell, I believe that balancing my screen time and essentially changing the way that I start my day will help me to better deal with whatever comes my way in a typical day.
Between writing in my favorite spot as the sun comes up, or reading the Bible by candle light first thing in the morning, I have been noticing a change in my stress levels, already. When my stress levels go down, the chances of me stress-eating also go down, naturally. I'm fighting my night-time stress eating first thing in the morning.
If I start the day right, I'll have a better chance at ending the day right.