How Do You Recharge Yourself?
I’ve been feeling pretty spent lately, for a number of reasons. I thought I’d be taking the month a bit lighter—light enough that I could start a project that I’ve been wanting to get underway for four years—but the energy wasn’t there.
I started playing Destiny a couple weeks ago, when I finished Dragon Age: Inquisition Trespasser DLC. I thought that maybe as a shooter, I could zone out a bit playing Destiny, as a restorative thing. Instead, while I really love Destiny (and need to write about that), it’s the opposite of recharging. I walk away from playing Destiny with knots in my neck and feeling amped and a little drained.
I used to unwind by drinking, which I do a lot less of these days. The whole @NightMacklin thing is as likely to be when I’m punch-drunk tired as is when I’ve had a couple. It’s certainly not like my Valhalla-esque drinking that people knew of me back in the day.
At one point, I had the ability to briefly have downtime and for that to be enough to dive back in. As I get older, my old methods of recuperating aren’t cutting it.
How do you recharge, when you desperately need to recover because deadlines don’t stop for you?
Nothing grand or cumbersome—I can’t take a weekend to the woods whenever I need to refocus, so much as I’d like to. I’m looking for how you freshen your mind over an evening, or what you might do for an hour once you find you’re blocked on a project.