on doing nothing in particular
#2 making time for yourself & quotes to inspire
I want to say that I don't spend all my time on the computer, but I do.
MacBooks have a feature which tells you how long you spend in front of it each day. Mine says that I spend between 6 - 12 hours each day on it. That is wild.
Maybe I should do something else I think to myself. I also don't like how my eyes are permanently red and that my upper back always aches. What bothers me more is how I can spend the whole day on the computer, and not know exactly what I did. By the time evening rolls by my brain is mushy, coupled with a vague feeling that I did something but couldn't tell you exactly.
Then it's only before I head to sleep that I can think to myself and realise there's a lot going on. It's because during the day there isn't space to think as there's always something to tick off or occupy myself with.
Here's something I've been doing, and you're welcome to try it yourself. Later today, set aside a block of time (I suggest starting off small - say 5 minutes) where you can be alone. No phones or devices of any kind are invited.
Go on a walk, or have a lie-down somewhere comfortable. Spend that time just thinking. You might be surprised what comes up. I've remembered important things I forgot to do the week before, or realized how all the things I've been stressing about aren't as big as I took them to be. I tell myself what I need to hear.
And in the wise words of bonbonlov3 - "Sometimes I just need advice from the best person I know, and that's me"
One week isn't a lot. All I can say is that I've emailed a few people, but there hasn't been time for any meaningful progress.
Instead, thought I'd share a few quotes I came across this week.
I don’t think anyone truly appreciates the power that they have to shape this world, it’s certainly not their fault. When you think we’re on a planet with seven billion other people, it’s very easy to think that surely someone else has more experience, more knowledge, more power to help improve this world. But it’s a pretty frightening realisation that we are on this planet with seven billion other first timers — that are all just giving this thing called life a crack. - Melanie Perkins
I think to me to live a good life is to live an authentic life. In which there is no aspect in my life in which I can't be true to myself, true to what matters to me, true to my values... [it's] that feeling of every word I say is true. - Dani Shapiro
Until next week,