Too Much “Head Time”

Sometimes I envy people who can breeze through life, making decisions on a whim, seemingly oblivious to the future or anything negative that might come down the road. Ideally, we all ought to be carefree because there’s no sense in worrying.

Then you get the people like me who think way too much and overanalyze everything. This is sometimes a good trait because it allows me to trick people into thinking I’m smart. 🙂 But all this “head time” can lead to headaches, literally and figuratively, so that’s why I sometimes wish I didn’t take things so seriously all the time.

I think that the key to getting out of your own head is helping people or spending time interacting with someone face to face. In a world where so much of our communication is based on screens, we sometimes forget that we need human interaction, and not only does it keep us healthy, it also keeps us from getting lost inside our own heads.

Be wary of too much head time!

2 thoughts on “Too Much “Head Time”

  1. “…we need human interaction, and not only does it keep us healthy, it also keeps us from getting lost inside our own heads.”

    Oh, yes. As we’ve talked about before, this is why I never write about computers or cell phones or any of that. All of the communications in my stories are face-to-face. This wasn’t a conscious plan — I just find writing about email or texting or any of that to be tedious (“tedious” is putting it mildly — it kind of makes my skin crawl). Human iinteraction — in life and in fiction. There’s nothing like it.

    Now, obviously, I do really enjoy blogging and commenting on blogs and so on — but, as you say, there has to be a balance. And, yes, helping people is very important, too.

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    1. I don’t care too much for stories that are based on computers/texting/social media, and I purposely try to set my stories in an era before every person in the universe had a cell phone.

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