Anyone bored? Going crazy in isolation? Thinking of the things we miss? Have things you know you should be doing, but not motivated to do them?
Since you’re not doing those things, you don’t want to do something else because it’s not a good use of time, so instead you’re sitting around doing nothing, bored, thinking, “what should I do?”
No? Is that just me then?
I’ve been really busy with work, but outside of work, I’ve become complacent and frustrated. I’m too lazy to do anything. I am unmotivated to do anything that requires use of my brain.
I don’t even want to read, which is normally a fun pastime for me. The worst part is, when it comes to bedtime, I’m not tired. Or I am tired, but I can’t sleep.
Life is really hard right now. When you’re unmotivated, nothing gets done.
So, I’ve decided to challenge myself and I’d like to be held accountable.
My plan for next week (7 days) I will read a book, and then write about it, whether it’s mental health related or not.
Technically, it’s all mental health related since reading strengthens the mind, so I don’t feel bad about using my blog as a forum for writing a book review. It’s an incentive.
There are two books that are on my shelf that I want to read.
One is a nonfiction book: Stress Less, Accomplish More by Emily Fletcher. Emily Fletcher is the founder of Ziva Meditation, and the whole reason I’m interested in meditating to begin with.
I took her courses and graduated, learning the value of this life-changing practice.
The second book in my to-read next pile is a fictional book called “The One” by John Marrs. This is an interesting story about finding your soul mate by taking a DNA test, and all the things that can go wrong with that.
Does anyone want to take the challenge with me? If so, email me your thoughts.
You can read a book of your choosing and we can discuss both our books via email, or you can choose one of mine, and we’ll do more of a book-club discussion.
If not, that’s ok too. Honestly, at this point, I look forward to having something to look forward to.
The Things We Miss
What are you looking forward to these days? Is it having a summer barbecue (even if it’s just for your immediate family)? Is it going for a boat ride? Is it going to the park?
Have you noticed that your wants have changed? I find that pretty incredible.
The things we most look forward to are the things we took for granted before.
I miss my mom. I miss other family members too, but I really miss seeing my mother whenever. And being greeted by a hug.
Actually, her dog would greet me first, by licking my face… but then my mother would hug me and I’d feel like I was home.
I miss that. We FaceTime but it’s not the same. Dryer maybe, but not the same.
I don’t miss traffic. I don’t even miss shopping all that much. But I miss my mom. And I miss being able to pet random dogs.
I know that’s weird, but hear me out. Normally when you’re walking and you see another person walking their dog, you can strike up a conversation and pet their dogs.
The conversation is still there, today, but we’re not allowed to touch other people’s dogs because of social distancing.
Doesn’t that feel weird to anyone else?
Maybe it’s just me. Anyway, I am looking forward to the day I can see my mom, and pet dogs that aren’t mine again.
Since I don’t know when that will be, instead I will look forward to what I know I can do – which is read a book!
Wish me luck!