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