Months after reading David Eagleman’s Sum, which is a collection of stories about scenarios in the afterlife that is my favourite fiction book, I am still loving the premise as a means to think of new concepts to write short fiction. Today, I have another one.
Over the years, I have occasionally wondered, how much time I have taken up in people’s lives with them looking through my blog content, and if that time had been well used or wasted? Or more likely, what amounts or proportion of time I have taken up of each as I’m sure there’d be lots of people who would tell me they got something they deemed worth their time on my blog, and also lots of people who would also tell me they regretted wasting the most valuable asset they had in life, which is time, on my blog.
Wow! Has it been a month since I last posted? That’s what happens when you are in the “flow”, I guess!
In that month, I have “completed” the Science of Well-being course I had been blogging about in the previous while. “Completed” is in brackets because I have done all the course work except the 4 weeks long final assignment to practice at least one of the various “rewirements” in the course so that it becomes a habit, then write about it, and give feedback on a fellow student’s assignment as one will give feedback on mine. The four weeks are almost through, and here is the gist of my report.
For Week 4 of the Science of Well-being course, the rewirement was to get more sleep, like maybe an extra half hour each night. More sleep, to some degree of sufficiency or a little excess, will boost your mood. Chronic lack of sleep also shortens your telomers, or ends of your DNA, that shortens lifespans, supposedly. It’s just not a good thing, let’s just say.
The “rewirements” for Week 2 was to savour something, and show gratitude each day.