I told friends I'd spend at least a month recovering from this move/both moves/the whole year.
I said I earned a nervous breakdown, and I'd have it just as soon as we were settled in. Well, as most people know, there's no time for it now either since there are boxes to open, things to find, always something to sort through.
Sit and stare time. Recovery. Porch-with-magazine-and-glass-of-tea time.
I've had some short periods of that. I figure it's gonna drag out if I don't find a way to spend a few weeks doing nothing (laughing out loud snorting) so I open a box and try to find a place to put things so they make sense and I can remember where I put them.
Yesterday I found my 52 lists for happiness book
and didn't want to do the next exercise, shhh don't tell, I went on to this one:
which says, list the things that get you out of your head.
I tried, I really did. But... I am pretty much a thinker, and always think, and it's rare to not think.
You see my list which is pretty short. And I mention walking around an old town but usually I start thinking about life when it was built, and how it looked and felt, and well, back in my head.
What do you think they mean by out of your head?
When I paint I am pretty much just doing it. Maybe that's what they mean. Playing with color, one next to another, watching them move across the paper or fabric, blend, bleed, live.
When I sew random scraps together I can go there, sort of free thinking at least.
I wonder if they mean, gets you out of your "regular rut of circular thinking/worrying/planning"
I love TV and use it as a companion in the house. Except not here. I let the silence surround me here for some reason. Or I turn the cable to a music channel but usually it's the '70's and then there I am thinking and remembering what I did when the song came out. (careening around a disco floor doing the merange in my Candie's platform mules I suspect)
So I understand distractions. I understand the value of meditation (if the monkey brain will allow it) and kind of know what they are going for. The follow up exercise is to:
Well, after we do the things that need doing this week, I hope to
get out of my head
I think Milo is a thinker tooWhat do you think??? Talk to me!
Love and peace, LeeAnna