Tell us about your favorite way to get lost in a simple activity — running, chopping vegetables, folding laundry, whatever. What’s it like when you’re in “the zone”?
I think I day dream more than the average person. Ever since I can remember I day dream. I do it when I’m even reading a book – in my mind I put faces, voices, mannerisms to the characters and I even dream up how the houses & places will look like as I read the chapters. I can get lost in several activities the most common is ofcourse when riding the bus. I don’t drive and don’t have a vehicle and so I usually take the bus to & fro work. For closer places in the vicinity I take an autorickshaw but I never day dream in there. So in the bus, in care rides to & back from work during night shifts, I zone out completely. I am in my own universe and it is big and it is grand and it is so exciting to be there. Why the fuck would I want to come back to reality? I love long rides as long as the bus / car can move freely and we are not stuck in crawling traffic.
My next favourite time to be in the zone is when I am in the loo. Yes pooping especially in the late evening or night times is a perfect time for day dreaming and I get lost in my universe and I dream up a lot of things. I particularly find it even more relaxing when I go to the loo and it’s raining quite a bit outside. It just adds to the atmosphere if you will and now that it’s the monsoon I am sure to enjoy quite a few evenings when I go to the loo to do my business and day dreaming. Although I hope I don’t lose track of time and stay in there too long, which has happened to me many times before.
Sometimes it has happened to me on slow work days at the office where I have nothing much to do and it’s a boring day. I can settle in after lunch and while waiting for more interesting stuff to come my way, I can daydream for hours. Although those are few and far between, if I want to break out of the zone I just look for something to do to change the monotony.