Things I Will Start Doing For a More Human Summer

By: Gabriela Yareliz

Here are some things I want to implement:


More grounding: Bare feet on the ground. I got a wooden shower mat for this as well. I want my feet on solid ground (lol just thought of the hymn).

Move every hour: There are days where I am sitting so much. Doing leg deadlifts has shown me that my hamstrings get so tight. I need to move more often throughout the office days.


More airplane mode: I want to be more unavailable more often. Being “on” all the time is exhausting. I am pretty good on weekends. I still want to get better at it. Sometimes, I feel so much pressure to answer a text within minutes. It irritates me to no end.


Shut off the wifi: I lived here for about 5 years without wifi. I loved it. The minute I got wifi, I don’t sleep as well and I feel a difference I can’t explain. I hate it. I want to remember to turn stuff off at night.


More dance parties: I want and need more Lisa Rinna moments. (Happy birthday to the iconic Rinna).

Here is a good summer jam to start:

What are you going to do to feel more human this summer?

Published by Gabriela Yareliz

Gabriela is a writer, editor and attorney. She loves the art of storytelling, and she is based in NYC.

5 thoughts on “Things I Will Start Doing For a More Human Summer

  1. I read this, loved it, bookmarked it, and forgot to comment! HA! I love your ideas and mine are very similar. I’ve been doing movement I enjoy (early morning walks, dance parties, feel-good pilates) as opposed to workouts I force myself to do. I’ve also committed to only reading books I enjoy this summer as opposed to books I “need to” read. (I’ll get to those “need to” books in the fall!) And I’ve also been spending way less time on Instagram this summer and less time on my phone in general. It really does make all the difference! Thanks for the fun, inspiring post, my friend!

      1. If you’re looking for a deep read, I’m enjoying Surprised by Hope by NT Wright. For something lighter, I’m rereading French Women Don’t Get Fat and French Women for All Seasons – I know you’re a fan and they’re always a great read in my opinion! 🙂 And one I haven’t read yet but is on my fall reading list: Run with the Horses by Eugene Peterson. It looks good! (And yes, I’m already making a fall reading list HAHA!)

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