In other news, I bought myself an obusforme pillow today. Sure they're pricey but I've been having trouble sleeping and getting more headaches than usual so I thought I'd give it a try. I tested it out when I got home and am pleasantly surprised by how comfortable it is. We'll see how it does when I actually want to go to sleep though.
I realized today that I constantly try to keep my mind distracted and free from boredom, which led me to discover that I haven't been taking time to work anything through in my head. I've been getting frazzled and instead of letting my mind work through things, I push it aside and busy it with something else. This would be great if I was actually letting things go but I wasn't. Today, I spent part of my commute and part of my day at work just sitting quietly and letting my thoughts flow freely. By the end of my commute, I was feeling much less of a mental strain. Even though I didn't really "resolve" anything, something about just giving my mind the chance to run amok and then just be quiet made quite a difference. My intuition had been telling for days (maybe weeks now) that I needed to take some time just to quiet my mind or meditate... to be alone with my thoughts without distractions like the TV or my animal crossing game... to give myself the chance to just think about things instead of taking in information from outside sources. Today was proof for me that I have to make sure to do that from time to time.