How to Wind Down
Lately I've been trying to find activities (and non-activities) to wind down once I get home from work in the evenings and on weekends when I don't have work.
I'm naturally anxious. My mind is always flitting to something that needs to be done this instant, tonight, or tomorrow. I make lists of everything that I need to do, and that helps, but I find myself incapable of relaxing. Even on weekends when I don't have work, I find myself cleaning, organizing, or researching ways to make our home more efficient. It feels as though I'm not allowing myself time to breathe. To slow down.
I used to love reading, but lately it seems like no book can keep my interest for very long. I used to write - especially poetry - but the muse is elusive, and I just stare at a blank page for (seemingly) hours. I adore cooking, but lately even that has become something I "have" to do rather than something I do because I enjoy it. I miss having hobbies. Maybe I should try some new ones.
Journaling on Pencourage has been helpful, but maybe I should start an offline journal as well?