Or, avoiding the doomscroll of an anxious mind
I'm excited to connect with fellow knitters on here. For me knitting is my flow activity as is reading and walking in nature. If I can combine knitting and reading on my Kindle then so much the better. I haven't mastered knitting and walking yet but I know that some people can do this.
I feel most alive when I'm learning, making connections, having aha moments which is usually when I'm reading. A simple way I'm making space for more of that in my life is to use the timer on my phone to help myself relax into a period of reading. So I've just done half an hour on a book called 'Womb' and discovered that despite having one for the last 60 years I didn't realise how small it was when it wasn't sheltering a foetus (about the size and shape of an upside down pear) and that it has its own unique microbiome. I also had several aha moments about a favourite text and its connection to me and enabled myself to read more novels (because most of us can find half an hour and if we cant then ten minutes or even five will do, but we keep going).
I feel most alive out in nature with my dogs or on my bike pedaling full speed down the road. Knitting certainly places me in a flow state, but oddly so does research writing (it is the damn PhD that seems to never end). Thank you for the lovely sock pattern!
thanks for the link to Joy. I am enjoying the initial listen and will sit with lyrics later. thoughtful post😘