Reignite Passion

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Start. Now. Don’t wait.

Get away from the computer and go for a walk every day for at least 30 minutes, preferably during work hours, to break up your day and think.

Sit down somewhere and simply watch other people going about their day, and daydream.

Write to your friends and try to meet them regularly.

Get a paper notebook and a pencil or pen and keep it by you. Write ideas and thoughts as they come, not later. Write about what interests you and what you would like to happen in your life. Write ideas for personal projects and break them down into small items that you can do to move them forward. Tick them off as they get done.

Spend time doing things not on the computer. Draw. Take photographs and look at them after some time has passed (a few days to a few months) and mark the ones you like and put them in a folder.

Play an instrument made of wood. Go to a concert or an art exhibit. Drink a beverage in a place that feels cozy. Seek out and listen to music that you like and watch movies that you like.

Play video games that you like, especially ones with good sound and good humor, and cooperative PvE ones with friends. Some good ones are Zelda Breath of the Wild, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Everything, Noita, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Arma 3, Broforce, Jagged Alliance 2 and 3, Watch Dogs: Legion, and GTA Online in private lobbies with friends.

Beware of sociopaths. They are few and far between, but often work at big companies and corporate environments. Read The Psychopath Code by Pieter Hintjens.

Spend time in a park or a forest walking and listening to the sounds that trees and birds and other things make. Seek out nature.

Try exercising at least once every other day. Search “7 minute workout”.

Practice cooking something you really like yourself, and once you make a version you enjoy, make it a habit to do it once a fortnight or so. Go out and eat your favorite junk food once in a while, too.

Read books made of paper about things that interest you. Use a pencil to draw lightly on the pages around the passages you like. Try a book like Think on These Things by Jiddu Krishnamurti and A Village Life by Louise Glück and Letters to a Young Poet by Ranier Maria Rilke.

Always work on your own projects, at least in your paper notebook or in your mind or on your computer, even when at work working for someone else.

Don’t worry about what other people who are not dear to you say. In the end, it doesn’t matter.

Love someone. Help someone. Be kind.

Good luck!

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