This week I’m just going share some things that helped me pass the time. My regular routine is shot and I’m finding myself struggling to do things that I thought I had under control, such as exercising, eating right, reading regularly, etc. What I had under control was a routine that made those things easier. I’ll try to keep that routine as intact as I can because some day it will return. In the meantime, I’ll just do the best I can. With that said, maybe some of what follows will help you pass your time.
- Les Stroud has been publishing Survivorman content to his YouTube channel. I’ve been watching Survivorman for years and have always found it relaxing for reasons that I’m not sure I understand.
- This newsletter is basically my journal and for me the benefit of doing it will show up when I can look back on it after time passes to see it as a snapshot of what I was doing. Anyway, it was good to see this approach confirmed in How to start and keep a journal during a pandemic (or any crisis) from Just Good Shit.
- Here is something to read if you feel what I’m feeling right now: Stop Trying to Be Productive in The New York Times.
- I was reading something this week and it reminded me of something my mother used to say when I was young and I suddenly wondered where it came from: chop chop (phrase) from Wikipedia.
- I actually spent some time listening to music this week and it was because of a recommendation for GHOSTS V: TOGETHER AND GHOSTS VI: LOCUSTS by Nine Inch Nails.
- I was able to add quite a few books to my TBR list because the Best Translated Book Awards announced their 2020 longlist.
On My Site
I published two “What I’m Reading“ posts this week. Once where I added some thoughts on each book in my list and quickly again today because I want to make this a Sunday habit. Next week I’ll put my effort into just one post.
I finished two more books over the past week, which brings my total to 29 books completed toward my goal of 52 for this year.
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That’s it for this week. Good luck and take care of yourself in the week ahead.