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Re: Distraction list

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:33 am
by LordOfTheAnts
Watching my ants/ant videos

Re: Distraction list

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:43 am
by Jax
nonperson wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:41 pm
Playing piano (badly).
You play too, Nonperson? So do I but I bet I'm badder than you!

The piano or putting on some music to dance about to is my go to thing.

Re: Distraction list

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:28 am
by nonperson
I attempt to play piano, yes! Actually sat down at it yesterday for the first time in months. I can't read music in the slightest so learning stuff is slow and difficult and I have to remember everything but I find I can't think about anything else while playing.

Re: Distraction list

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:43 am
by Spork.
That's smart NP. If your brain is busy struggling with the music it doesn't have space for other stuff.

Re: Distraction list

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:29 am
by nonperson
Yup, that's the idea! But it doesn't always work and sometimes I can do both at the same time which can be good thinking time... and also it can be a good way to externalise stuff... I might play the same song in different ways (loud, heavy, fast, slow) depending on how I feel.

Re: Distraction list

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:30 pm
by Spork.
That's an interesting way to look at it.

Re: Distraction list

Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:17 pm
by Dan_Condon
Deleting old files from your hard drive to make more space.

Re: Distraction list

Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:18 pm
by Shrimpy
something I find useful is "practical daydreaming" - setting myself a little fantasy project such as planning a dream holiday, finding the costs, planning the days, everything down to how I will transport myself there..... and even if I have no intention (or resources) to actually take said holiday, I can spend a couple of hours planning it and it's like a mini-break for the mind.

Re: Distraction list

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:16 am
by Dan_Condon
I find running is a great distraction. I felt rubbish because it's a Monday morning, but during my run, I forgot all about it and after the run, I felt awesome.

Re: Distraction list

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:18 am
by Spork.
Great to hear Dan! I'm not a personal fan of running but I know a few people who feel that way.