We are a month into January and it’s time for a progress report from the “Live In The D” team. At the start of the month, Tati Amare, Michelle Oliver, and April Morton all shared something they wanted to focus on in the New Year. So how did they do?
Michelle’s goal was to cut down on her screen time, and in particular, reduce the amount of time she spent on social media. When she began her goal she spent on average 5 hours and 14 minutes a day, and about 11 and a half hours on social media apps a week. While some weeks were better than others, she got her average screen time down to 3 and a half hours a day on average and reduced her screen time to 7 and a half hours a week. Overall, she considered this a big win, even though she didn’t do as many of her hobbies as she initially planned.
April made a resolution to do Meatless Mondays so she could incorporate more fruits and veggies into her diet. She stuck to it for 4 weeks, even making a separate meal for herself on occasion when her family wanted meat. However, yesterday she accidentally grabbed a croissant with some ham on it because she had to leave quickly to go on a story. Instead, she plans to do a meatless day another day this week.
Tati’s goal was to write regularly in her gratitude journal. She ended up finding a different journal, titled Morning Matters, with prompts. While she says she didn’t always write them in the morning, she liked that the prompts gave her a focus to her writing. She also picked up the book Atomic Habits by James Clear, which helped her gain some discipline to help her really achieve her goals.
For the full conversation, watch the video above.
How are you doing with your New Year’s Resolutions?