1 week ago for day 193, with 326 words.

Is never being bored bad?

I'm someone who is never bored. If I don't have anything to do, I make up something to do. Often when I'm busy I also find something extra I have to spend time on.

It's often small projects that feel really good when completed. It's also often something that can't just be done in an hour or even an afternoon. It very often involves a process with several steps and to figure out how to do it the best way possible takes up a lot of brain time.

Today I finished up a project with a brass hand mirror I bought a while back in a second-hand shop. The mirror was pretty cheap, but the process of getting it clean has taken something like 4 hours of active cleaning. I also had to make a new mirror part because it was old and didn't survive the cleaning (I made it from some leftover mirror acrylic, but it still took about an hour of my day).

And this is very typical of me. All those hours could have been spent on something more productive. It has taken away time and energy that could have been used to achieve something more important. Instead,​ it just added things to my ToDo list.

It happens that my projects get a sense of urgency that puts a lot of pressure on me. Pressure that isn't really necessary because whatever project I'm working on, probably isn't that important.

On the other hand, these projects give me a sense of purpose and a feeling of accomplishment​ when I finish them. And it means I'm never ever bored. There's always something I can do.

Does that mean it's bad? I don't really know. I know it helps me with more important things because it builds a way of thinking and improves my problem-solving​ skills.
Plus I can't really help it, so maybe there's no point in calling it bad.

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