Sickness sucks.

I spent the last week sick with a bad flu. I always imagine that getting sick for a big block of time will be great for reading or watching TV or doing some kind of online course or something, but in that imagination I fail to account for the following issues of the flu:

  • flu-people have no motivation for anything, even peeing or hydrating or breathing
  • flu-people are in constant discomfort and just want to close their eyes
  • flu-people can’t focus on stuff, even if they want to
  • flu-people smell and are sticky and sweaty and ick
  • flu-people think pretty slowly, and mess up some pretty simple logic

So my mighty plans were foiled! But now that I’m getting past it I feel renewed vigour and just feeling ‘normal’ feels comparatively¬†great.

So what do I do now? It’s that perennial problem – I might need a philosophical response to it that just kills the whole question.¬†Being interested in everything to the point that nothing can hold my attention for more than 48 hours is wonderful in its way, but it has made me into a massive dilettante.

I think I found at some earlier point that I find motivation in seeing other people do cool stuff, which only happens when I feed more input into my infohoppers – more commitment to consuming lots of diverse media sounds good. Also, easing barriers to making stuff.

Anyway, I’m glad to be back in the waking world. Next stop: not coughing and sneezing on everything. (there may be some time before we reach that stop)