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Even a brief respite …

by Greg Krehbiel on 10 October 2017

… can break you of bad habits.

I took a short (2-day) backpacking trip this past weekend with my daughter. I came back with a very different perspective on all the silly things that normally engage my mind.

What are some other ways you find helpful to get out of your own head? Here are some ideas. Please add yours.

  • Prayer (especially with written prayers, like the Psalms).
  • Reading a book that’s very different from what you usually read.
  • Working with your hands.
  • Organizing a messy room.

2017-10-10  »  Greg Krehbiel

Talkback x 5

  1. Robin R.
    10 October 2017 @ 12:36 pm

    That’s easy. Spend more time on Facebook!

  2. Ken Crawford
    10 October 2017 @ 3:23 pm

    Hiding in your initial one (backpacking) was another one:

    Spending time with your kids.

    (perhaps that was intended to be part of the key to it)

    And the opposite works too:

    Spending time with your elders.

  3. William
    10 October 2017 @ 3:27 pm

    Watching a “fun”, “feel good” movie just for the heck of it.

  4. Robin R.
    10 October 2017 @ 3:36 pm

    Watching about a person in very deep trouble and being glad that you’re not in the same situation.

  5. Robin R.
    10 October 2017 @ 3:36 pm

    *Watching a movie about a person ….

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