How Long Can You Sit And Do Nothing For?

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  1. Ged

    Ged Lifetime Support System HipForums Supporter

    I can't meditate anymore . can't sit down and do nothing for long .I need constant distraction. I can barely hold a thought to see it through to conclusion.

    What I really like to do is hang out with people and have a laugh.

    I need to get my mind back, starting from tomorrow.

    How about you?
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  2. broony

    broony Realist Lifetime Supporter

    On my 2 days off of work the first day I usually sit and do nothing but listening to music for hours.
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  3. SpacemanSpiff

    SpacemanSpiff Hobbes is real Staff Member

    42 years
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  4. Ged

    Ged Lifetime Support System HipForums Supporter

    Yes I do that too, but I am talking about just sitting alone with your thoughts, no music or anything. It's scary to contemplate for me. Not that there is a need to do nothing ,I think it just represents my short attention span.
  5. broony

    broony Realist Lifetime Supporter

    The only time i really ever sit alone in my thoughts is in the final 2 hours of work when it slows down.

    Or when something sad is going on in my life. I usually am really quiet both in how I act and what I choose to hear. Its never pleasant.
  6. Ged

    Ged Lifetime Support System HipForums Supporter

    I can do it when I've got weed, but that isn't always available or always desirable. Basically drugs make it a lot easier. My mind is left rather damaged after a somewhat difficult life so far, with great times interspersed.
  7. pensfan13

    pensfan13 Senior Member

    I think the better question is why would you want to sit and do nothing.

    Reminds me of one time back when I lived with my mother.
    I was home in the livingroom in the dark just sitting there nothing on.
    Mom walks in and says "why are you sitting there doing nothing "
    I asked "what do you want me to do?"
    She said "watch tv"
    I answered "the stories in my head are better than anything on tv"
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  8. Ged

    Ged Lifetime Support System HipForums Supporter

    I think it's a weakness to be always looking for the next emotional kick, whatever that may be.
  9. morrow

    morrow Free as a bird

    When i have problems, i like the quiet..Living alone allows me to do that..

    I couldn't meditate to save my life! Far too many people in my head..

    Music, some heavy rock, that's my meditation, i like my choices! Works for me.
  10. pensfan13

    pensfan13 Senior Member

    Dosnt have to be emotional.
    Exercise is all physical and literally results in the opposite of weakness.
  11. Ged

    Ged Lifetime Support System HipForums Supporter

    Yes exercise is good. I think I should hit the weights and my bull-worker again.
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  12. Meliai

    Meliai Senior Member

    I like to meditate

    But I dont like to sit otherwise. I exercise when I watch tv, i'm usually posting on here from my phone as I cook or pace around the house, cant really stand to sit at a computer since i do it at work all day.

    I have a lot of anxiety though and if I sit still it catches up with me. Gotta keep moving.
  13. Ged

    Ged Lifetime Support System HipForums Supporter

    The anxiety can be overwhelming when you just sit. but for me it represents something I'm not facing. And I feel I am "Avoiding" the void. I know it's something I don't want to see.
  14. SpacemanSpiff

    SpacemanSpiff Hobbes is real Staff Member

    i have a friend in her 90' day she didnt answer the door so i let myself in and knocked on the next door...still nothing so i checked the livingroom and there she was just sitting in the quiet

    i asked her what she doing

    her answer was "praying for god to let her die"

    that was years ago...she is still alive
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  15. Joshua Tree

    Joshua Tree Remain In Light

    I listen to music all the time. The only time I sit and do nothing is when I'm feeling really depressed.
  16. Irminsul

    Irminsul Valkyrie

    If I got TV it's amazing how I can sit on a channel I have no interest in and watch a show I don't care for, for hours on end or sometimes I'll just find myself watching the same channel I don't like and even watching the re-run episodes that were on in the morning and I'm still sitting there watching it mostly because switching channels is too mind stimulating and just a little bit more effort that I don't want to spend.
  17. themnax

    themnax Senior Member

    if i'm sitting i'm meditating, reading, eating, working on something on the computer, and i daily thank whatever dieties might love or tolerate me for not having a tv to be addicted to.
    i couldn't even sit and cuddle for more then an hour without thinking of something i wanted to make or do on the computer.
    its not that i don't spend a lot of my life sitting, but its sitting in front of this computer, doing things i like to think of as creative.
    even if i didn't have one, i'd be drawing in a sketchbook or imagining running trains in my head.
    or reading. there are too many things i do in my head to imagine even what doing nothing means, if it even has a meaning.
  18. Ged

    Ged Lifetime Support System HipForums Supporter

    I have the news on all the time with the sound down, Can hardly sit without it on. Mostly RT because they have the most attractive presenters.

    GLENGLEN Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    Random Thoughts Has Attractive Presenters......?????......[​IMG]

    Cheers Glen.
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  20. Ged

    Ged Lifetime Support System HipForums Supporter

    Crack me up Glen. For those who don't know RT is Russia Today the Kremlin's propaganda channel.

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