I’ve discovered that I require a certain level of mindlessness. It doesn’t matter if it is playing on Facebook or a computer game, watching mindless tv or whatever. There are times when my brain says enough and I require a break. It is probably because I don’t get enough sleep and it is shutting down to sleep (even when it won’t let me sleep).
Last thing at night I am generally on my computer. I either answer emails or playing games – usually games. At the end of the day, I seem to need to have that blank mind and not think about anything more strenuous than which card plays or find the objects listed.
I’d rather not have these moments of mindlessness but my brain seems to be requiring them. The thing is I could easily sit at my computer and write during these times. In fact when I do, I am often energized and lose track of time. (This is probably why I need the mindlessness.) However, at 11 pm I need to be going to bed not writing in my novel. Unless of course, I don’t need to get up the next day – then it is all about the writing.