How do I learn to stop and smell the roses?
November 12, 2006 4:44 PM Subscribe
What the hell is wrong with me? Why do I tend to fill my spare time with brainless crap? There's
posted by richmondparker to grab bag (23 answers total) 105 users marked this as a favorite
I’ve always considered myself to be a very introspective and thoughtful kind of person. The kind of person who would keep a journal, or enjoy painting and reading. In my mind’s eye, I imagine that these activities would bring me a great deal of satisfaction. The problem, however, is that I find such pursuits to be incredibly boring.
Instead, I spend most of my spare time ‘zoning out’ to the TV / Internet / video games.
I work a lot, and have convinced myself that these kinds of mindless activities are soothing. And they are, to a certain extent. But I’m beginning to notice that I’m not getting out of them what I say I’m getting out of them. I can spend an entire day doing ‘nothing’ and still not feel like I’ve recharged my batteries.
I want to learn how to enjoy more creative pursuits. Help me be a better person. Has anybody had any experience with teaching themselves to enjoy a more deliberate lifestyle?