I have been in a state of not having to do something or be somewhere on any particular day or hour for a few days now, a state that is partially voluntary, yet it is not a vacation.
Here is what I have observed so far:
I found myself waking up earlier than I usually did when I had work.
I noticed the details of my house more intently.
I only did things that I wanted to do, not that I had to do and found that I liked doing a lot of the things that I thought I “had” to do!
I found that each day had its own rhythm and it was best to surrender to those rhythms of high energy and low energy.
I thought about things a lot more clearly.
I felt emotionally liberated in that I could feel whatever I wanted to feel without any pressure or control.
I had some very interesting and profound conversations with people.
I discovered that staring at the wall for an hour was not boring at all, but was a sort of peaceful meditation, and a great way to let the mind wander and ponder some deep issues.
I discovered new writers that made me feverish with intellectual excitement.
I got really good as SUDOKU.
I reconnected with reading.
I reconnected with my plants.
I did not for one second feel bored or restless.