Writing to RelaxI think one of the biggest auxiliary benefits of writing every single day has been how at peace I am when I am writing.
I think one of the biggest auxiliary benefits of writing every single day has been how at peace I am when I am writing.
I can think of few other places in time, other than writing, where I am wholly and completely absorbed in what I am doing. I am fully present. I am not checking my phone or browsing twitter.
I am staring at a blank screen.
Telling my hands to move.
And I am focusing on being present and translating my thoughts into words.
This has been an extreme source of relaxation for me.
I realize, the more I learn about myself, that trying to multi-task and worry about numerous things at once, is inefficient and not enjoyable for me.
When I let my mind wander on life’s problems, I find there are infinite things to worry about. (is this bad?) (perhaps…why cannot I just sit and wander in peace).
Rather, I purposefully gate my thoughts to only encompass what I want to think about in the moment.
This has both pros and cons.
On the positive side…this mentality lets me fully efficient and productive during moments where I am completely absorbed and present.
On the negative side…it does not always work well with the rest of society in that I have to purposefully avoid talking about certain issues and problems.
I make an extremely cognizant effort to do this and not let my worries flood into my day to day.
Originally published at gonen.blog.
By jordangonen on November 8, 2017.
Exported from Medium on February 17, 2018.