Wasting time…

https://www.jagranjosh.com/articles/5-ways-you-are-wasting-time-without-realizing-1495111601-1

One of an over-thinker’s biggest desires is the ability to stop thinking – to just switching your mind to pause mode and experience the quiet numbness of … nothing.  If someone invented an “off” button for the brain, I would have it installed in the blink of an eye.

Today I realized that what I’ve been doing in trying to achieve this has been wrong all along.

My favorite mindless pastime is playing games on my phone. Cookie Jam is my go-to game. No need to think, just play. I am on level 2403 and as I sat trying to beat the level for, probably, the 15th time, it dawned on me how silly it is. I waste so much precious time every single day on being “mindless”, whereas the time could have been spent so much better.  Well, backtrack for a second, it didn’t start like that.  

Sir Luke is forever going on about the latest game.  His favourite thing to do on weekends is to go to the mall and play games.  Whenever he speaks it’s about games.  I could never make sense of this.  This has led to a number of disagreements between us.  Me trying to get him to talk about and focus on something else; him shrugging it off as “this IS important to me, mom”

As I sat there today, enjoying a minute of mindlesness, playing my game, I pitied the youth of today who don’t know the childhood we have.  They don’t know the innocense that we knew.  It was stolen from them by technology.   Then I realised what I was busy doing and I just had to stop.  We lead by example.  We show them how to live a technology fueled life

So often during the day when I have 5 or 10 minutes to spare, I would pick up my phone and play a game “just to take a break from it all”.   So much wasted time.

The 10 tactics list, amongst others, reading 60 minutes a day and personal mastery.  How about wasting less time on mindlesness and use that time being mindful of where I am – physically, emotionally and spiritually, pondering on things like The Scrolls that will propel personal growth or getting out in the garden, meditating (if meditating for 5 or 10 minutes is even a thing) and connecting with nature

How about making mindfulness a goal instead of a mindless escape?

Author: nanuschka

I am a free spirit born in the Free State, 20 years to late. I am Ying and Yang. I am the girl next door who prefers daisies and peace rallies, but can just as easily rock at a rally. I love all things Latin and am sure that in my previous life (if that existed) I was Spanish. The dark side of me, however, tells me that I lived in Mother Russia. I am an over thinker par excellence , in constant search of answers to all things that makes us human. What we do and, more importantly, why we do it. I hope you enjoy my rambles and would love to hear from you. If you like it here, please come back, comment and share. If not, let me not waste another second of your time. All I ask is that you respect my space, be constructive and leave negativity at the door. There is enough of that in this world we live in and yes, in my head too sometimes. Not everything here will be liked or agreed with. Some of it will be downright rude, crazy and straight forward. Not everyone will like me and what goes on in my head, but this is my life and my space. Enjoy the ride

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