I’m currently trying to consistently consume certain things. Food at specific restaurants, shows, books, alcohol, online classes. If I don’t try, then I just sit watch Instagram stories or online shop. I call this my intentional vs default state of being.
Here’s the thing, I can work really hard during the week. I try to squeeze everything in. Then I see my weekends as this scarce, must-be-defended two days where I fall into my default state of being. I don’t want to put on makeup, I don’t want to go anywhere, I scroll on my phone too much.
Maybe if I share more about my intentional state of being, I’ll be encouraged to continue to do those very things. Here’s what I’ve been consuming:
1. I’m currently reading Free Food for Millionaires by Min Jin Lee. So far, I love it. When I’m falling into my default state, I can tend to have my phone in hand vs picking up a book. I’ve been pretty good at reading lately but I don’t think my phone time has gotten reduced.
2. I just finished (as I am writing this post) Ugly Delicious on Netflix. In another life, I would have wanted to be a chef and I think I’m pretty good at cooking food. When I’m not being intentional, I can watch the same 5 shows that I always watch.
3.vOver the past 3 months, we’ve made it a tradition to go to Veritas for our close friends’ birthdays and we not only love their food but their Dolio (bourbon/fig) cocktail is something that I crave all the time. Does anyone else have a hard time branching out once you have your few favorite restaurants?
4. Templeton Rye is my favorite alcohol to drink on the rocks. When I’m out at a restaurant, I find that getting something like that as my drink order is waaay better for me than a sugary (or poorly crafted) cocktail.
5. I’m about to start a Skillshare class: Introduction to ProCreate. I use this currently and prefer it over Adobe Illustrator for my iPad Pro but I’m not taking advantage of every feature.
What are you intentionally consuming?