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What You Focus On Matters

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

I, like many people, have been glued to the news after the events on January 6. My emotions are all over the place with it. I work in Washington, and I'm disgusted by what I see, and every day, it looks even worse. I think I'm in shock to an extent, much like in the aftermath of 9/11. I can't even believe what I'm seeing.

Then there's the justice porn circulating online right now. These terrorists getting arrested or kicked off airplanes. There's one in particular I could watch all day. This guy is crying in National Airport about how he's now on the no-fly list: "They called me a (effing) terrorist!" Well, yeah, dude. Duh.

Anyway, what I'm watching isn't really the point. Like, I'm also kind of on a cleaning kick right now, and I'm spending a good deal of time on that, too. The point is that I am not focusing on what I should be focusing on, which is my health and my weight loss. And if I have to choose between reducing the time I spend on the cleaning or the riveting stuff on TV, I'm obviously going to choose the TV, but that's not useful! I need to start focusing on my health. So I'm going to go back to consuming information that puts me toward my goals, like blogs here on SP.

I am running into an obstacle when it comes to fitness. I started to write about that, but it turned into a giant tome, so I'm going to save it for another blog.
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    I get a general idea about current events and then just shut it off. It gets me way too upset. It spoils and takes over my life. Now on focus on more healthy topics!
    45 days ago
    I sure know what you mean about a huge desire for, or obsession with, what I perceive to be justice. I scour the Internet for it, and this is bad! What a waste of time. (However, as one last indulgence, I would like to see the guy whining about not being able to fly after desecrating the Capitol. Haven't seen that.)

    I think you are really wise to reduce your reduce time watching riveting stuff. I need to do the same! If I don't, my house will start to become uninhabitable. Doesn't it feel so good to see the results of a deep cleaning? So much better than how we feel after watching the news!
    45 days ago
    I have watched less and less TV as 2020 has gone on into 2021. Down to maybe 5-6 hours per week now. I watch mostly British mysteries and cooking shows. I spend a lot more time reading and Sparking after work, exercising, cooking healthy food, etc.
    48 days ago
  • L*I*T*A*
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    48 days ago
    Lots going on...
    49 days ago
  • WILDKAT781
    emoticon I do not believe it is over. I think these right wing terrorists are going to keep at it until they are all in prison or dead. They all just seem to hate America and democracy in general. Constantly wanting to take away the rights of other people. The news said they are planning further attacks in Washington this week and next.
    49 days ago
    Sounds like a plan. I stopped watching the news months ago because it was unhealthy for my state of mind. However, I couldn't stop watching the events that occurred last week.

    Keep on keeping on. As long as you keep your eyes on the prize, you're making headway!
    49 days ago
    Stay safe
    49 days ago
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    49 days ago
  • CURIOUS2020
    Stay strong
    49 days ago
    I hear you. It's easy to get sucked into other things (take your pick!) that take our attention away from the things we want to prioritize. Good luck making your priorities your number 1 focus today!
    49 days ago
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