Monday, August 24, 2009

Monday's Muse: Busy brain

Sometimes I'll sit down to the computer and my brain is blank. There's not a useful creative thought brewing no matter how many times I scratch my head or look around the room. There are other times when ideas keep popping in, but they're so bad that I know I can't share them. This is one of those times that is somewhere in between.

My brain is busy with all kinds of thoughts, but none of them relate to anything creative. I'm thinking about the doctor's appointment I had today (I'll share more of that with you tomorrow when I post my health and weight loss journal), my children, finances, writing and blogging obligations, how I feel, people in my life who I love and some that I don't love so much, books that I've read... the list seems to go on and on. There are so many things that ran through my head in the last couple of minutes that I'm not sure what to do next.

I think I've talked about this before in another Monday's Muse: The necessity to rest the brain. For the past couple of weeks or so I haven't really been able to do that. In fact, that's probably one of the reasons I have been reading so much because it's the only time I get to "get away." I would usually sit down and stare at the boob tube (I'm not going to talk about that broken television again), but that's not possible. So... I read.

Right after I finished writing my reviews on Thursday I began reading A Circle of Souls by Preetham Grandhi (look out for that review on this Thursday) and I finished it today. I could hardly put it down.

My point is when all your relaxation techniques have failed you may want to try something that engages your brain like reading. It'll temporarily relieve you of thinking. At least it's worked a little for me. I just have to decide what I'm going to read next.