Can things change in just 7 days?

Yes and no.

Everything in and around us changes a little every moment.

About 330 billion cells are replaced daily, equivalent to about 1 percent of all our cells. In 80 to 100 days, 30 trillion will have replenished—the equivalent of a new you.

Scientific American

The water you see flowing is not the same as the one you dipped your hands in a few moments earlier.

Every second breath you take in is different air.

And so on.

But when you look at your life, it is hard to measure progress or notice changes unless something BIG happens. We tend to notice only big changes, you see.

Small changes are hard to notice AND since they are so small there isn’t much motivation in looking at them.

So did something change in the first 7 days of JOMO?

Here’s what my week 1 goals were:

Here’s how it went:

So all in all there were few things I was able to do and few that I wasn’t.

In the end, the idea isn’t to follow every single thing. The idea is to follow every single thing as much as possible. JOMO can’t be stressful, right?

JOMO sugar: I generally don’t have much processed sugar anyway. But I did indulge in a bowl of ice cream and had a piece of baklava. On Sunday I almost said goodbye to all the rules. I am yet to feel any difference because of sugar. So I will report it next week.

JOMO screentime: My eyes feel better already. I was able to achieve this because of other things on my list like meditation and workouts. When you have something to do, you don’t stare at the screen or scroll mindlessly.

JOMO junk food: Again, I don’t eat a lot of junk food but I did replace my evening snack by adding fruit and subtracting random food and it felt good.

JOMO couch + 20 min workout: Well, this one was one of the most important one. I was able to move more every single day but I did proper workouts on 4 out of 7 days. IT FELT GREAT.

Meditate 10 minutes: This is something I was able to do every single day and it kept me centred.

I am yet to see some big changes but in general I feel happier and lighter.

Have you started your #ProjectJOMO yet?

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