First of all, thanks to everyone who commented and wrote to me with such kind messages of support, reminding me that if I have to skip a day of being green, the blogging world won’t suddenly collapse because of it.
My good friend Meghan was nice enough to listen to my delusional ranting last night, bring me some homemade lentil soup in a reused almond butter jar before her yoga class, and even write up this suggested green change for me in case my head was still on the verge of imploding (it isn’t, but I ended up making my way through half a bottle of red wine and a bag of Crunchy Cheetos after finishing her soup, then passing out in sweatpants and a flannel pajama top, which I’m pretty sure breaks a few of my rules).
Anyway, her idea was this: some dedicated quiet time. I’ll often listen to the radio while I’m getting up, getting ready and making breakfast, or blare some harder tunes when I come home from work and need to unwind. I don’t really watch TV anymore, so that makes it a bit quieter here at home, but I think it’s important to take some time out every now and then and just be still. Whether you meditate or simply sit and chill out, your mind and ear drums will thank you.
So from now on, I’m going to reserve part of the day — it might be a couple hours, it might just be five minutes — to being quiet.