When do you think for yourself?

I have this thing that I do. If I don’t put in the effort to sort some things out in my mind each day, then I am not sure how to deal with a lot of daily stressors, aside from sleeping it off. So I’ve been using my usual evening drive as a way to reset my mind from the day and prepare for the next one.

I sometimes find myself in a flow state while I’m driving. I particularly enjoy solving various scenarios, or crafting story scenes with random characters and situations, or songs with the lyrics that I’ll never be able to remember once I arrive home, as I hurtle down the freeway at full speed. Sometimes I don’t even recall entire legs of my drive because I’m lost in thought, rehashing the day and wondering what I could have done differently or what I may have forgotten about. Today I think I let quite a few things slip my mind, only to come rushing back to me when I was sitting in my car. I feel torn about that. It’s like I don’t have enough time in the day to think to myself, so I only do so at night. Does that make any sense?

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a digital media pro w/ lots to learn. just the way i like it. i read, learn, and do things to make my inner kid proud (via A Mad Vox podcast, coming soon). View all posts by madeline

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