Do you take time to turn off your mind for a while?

1 year, 11 months ago

Hello HErmits…
So I’ve been studying like crazy, and doing other stuff like working out or writing/drawing etc.
But sometimes I realize I should take a time to just relax and turn off my mind, such as watching stupid videos and such. But I don’t like tv at all. Internet just bores me, etc. Reading can also count as an intellective task so I think I need something lighter.
Anyway. Those are my thoughts as of right now, but I had to come with this: all of you guys trying your best to better yourselves or reach some kind of greatness by learning and practicing skills: do you take your time to just turn off your mind and laugh about something plain stupid?

December 26, 2012 at 7:59 pm

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Profile photo of SeniorPoncho SeniorPoncho (@keru111) 1 year, 11 months ago ago

Sometimes smoking a bowl and watching a movie is just the kind of relaxation the mind needs :]

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Profile photo of DaJetPlane DaJetPlane M (@lytning91) 1 year, 11 months ago ago

Socializing and drinking are basically the things that i use to turn my mind off. Even being on the internet only softens the mental noise, you know? I can get pretty distracted playing video games with my best friend from back home and I can get totally out of my mind while drinking, but other than that I usually am always thinking about something.

Music helps with actually making some mental headway, though. It allows for the solitude to be pretty profitable instead of burdensome.

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Profile photo of phanci3 phanci3 (@phanci3) 1 year, 11 months ago ago

My problem is that I can still continue that mental chatter at the same time as doing those other things. Docs call it ADD idk what is is but I find it extremely difficult to shut my mind up I matter what I’m doing. And yes I do practice meditation.

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Profile photo of Goglosh Goglosh (@goglosh) 1 year, 11 months ago ago

@keru111, smoking weed never gets to turn off my mind, it just makes me uncomfortable or gets me working out….. heh.
also alcohol makes me uncomfortable too….
I am a lost case ):

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