My thoughts at the end of the month were not too different to the first two weeks. But the novelty had worn off slightly. I wasn’t finding myself having as many pleasant conversations as I did at first. Nor had I given anyone directions in the final two weeks.
However, I had decided that it is generally a good idea not to use my iPod outdoors. But there is no need to be dogmatic about it. Sometimes I will find myself feeling the need to listen to music when I go on my walk — and I think I failed to stick to my promise a further two or three times during the month. By that time, I had decided what the outcome of my experiment was.
Since February ended, I have not started using my iPod all the time when I’m out and about. I am now just as likely to avoid using the iPod. Indeed, it now feels slightly strange listening to the iPod outdoors.
Everything in moderation.