I confess, I love my unproductive time. If fact, if I am busy, busy, busy… I am not only less productive but also unhappy. I crave unstructured time where my mind can wander. But sometimes it can feel excruciating and I want to escape with a little (mindless) surfing. It’s a bit of a love-hate … More How Doing Nothing On Purpose will Help Your Recovery and Mental Health… But at First It Will Drive You CRAZY!
This was not a fun article to write for me. I had to face my own tendency to take the safe route, to allow emotional triggers to ruin my day (and sometimes my week), and avoid the boring routines that add up to improved well-being. We all do it, I know. But that’s an easy … More Five Things that You Hate, but Need in Your Recovery… Right Now
When you say “I wonder…” you have already changed, your recovery has begun. ___ “The Spirit of God hovered over the waters.” Before God worked, he hovered. Hovering is the work before the work. Hovering is what happens when the painter looks at her empty canvas, the writer opens an blank screen, and a builder looks into the … More Addiction: Recover the Wonder
So what did you do this weekend? Sometimes I lie when I answer that question. It is not very popular to say I was bored and I liked it. I like being busy, I like to go places and I enjoy people. But I also like quiet (see my posts on the Quiet Leader … More Boredom and the Beautiful Mind
Sometimes life sucks, bad. There are different kinds of suckiness that I have discovered personally: There are the weekly suck days: Mondays… getting back to traffic, making lunches, getting kids up and tackling email inboxes and a pot of coffee. Seasonal suckiness: January in Canada is not the funnest place to be. Snowstorms, -35 degrees … More Life can suck sometimes