Time Out from Reality!
I’ve been off the internet a lot recently, my spare time has become rather limited this close to Christmas. Work has taken over and currently dominates my day. Hopefully once Christmas is over that will ebb away and I will have more time again.
I also have a number of decisions to make about a few things in my work and private life. I don’t do that well with change, even change I initiate, but part of me is kicking me in the bum to get out of the rut I have sunk into. But another part of me doesn’t want to think about all the things that could happen and all the consequences that could follow, keeping me frozen in indecision. So I have taken yesterday and today as a time out from reality.
A couple of days ago I didn’t have anything new I wanted to read on my kobo and re-read Celebrity in Death by J.D. Robb. I LOVE the Eve Dallas series, but it has been some time since I’ve re-read the whole thing. That is what I’ve been doing for the last two days. I thoroughly enjoyed going back to the beginning and re-discovering Eve’s relationships with her fellow characters. Ms Robb aka Nora Roberts is a master storyteller. Even knowing who the bad guy is I still have to read the whole book, want to know how Eve put together her cases and the obstacles she encounters on the way.
And sinking into Eve’s 2058 New York has done a bang up job at keeping reality at bay. Tomorrow I have to get up around 4am to get to work for 6am. No escape!;) Once I’m back home I will have to sit down and make pro and con lists for some things, work on making up my mind on others.
But it has been nice to step away, to disappear and take some time away. If you face difficult decisions or overwhelming tasks, I can definitely recommend to take a day or two where you find a way to get away from it all. Disappear into the world of a favourite book or watch a season of a favourite TV show. Once you’ve taken a breather you can sit down with a clearer head. It’ll still be scary, but a little bit of distance may make it easier;).
Posted on December 20, 2012, in blog and tagged choices, decisions, escape, future, new year, reality, step away, time out. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.
There is nothing like a good book to distract your conscious mind while your subconscious works out solutions. And to just plain have a good time. Good luck with your decision-making.
You’re absolutely right, Joan. And thank you;).
I’ ve been reading Tangled Shadows as my reality dodge:) and watching old episodes of Prime Suspect and Game of Thrones.
Like you, I know the decisions will be waiting, but pushing them away just a little longer is a Christmas gift we can give ourselves.
Wow, Nancy, I’m glad I can be of help;). I love Prime Suspect, but have never seen Game of Thrones. It’s on my to do list. I hope you can enjoy your peace before the decision. As you said, it’s not going anywhere;).