Originally Posted by Smiley90
Mhmmmmmmmm. I was hoping the suggestion wouldn't be "go work out" because i haven't been able to motivate myself to do that in years and that won't change now. So I'm glad you didn't :p
And yes I know I REALLY shouldn't let my emotions go to love interests, but I've already caught myself doing so, and it's not fair to myself because it's pre-occupying me much more than it should. And, ironically, will probably also ruin any chances in that love interest if I keep overthinking/overinvesting.
Creating something sounds intriguing. I've tried to bury it by working, but there's not much to do until May. I'll put some thought into making something, that's a great idea. Not sure what though...... I used to write a couple short stories back in high school, but don't think I'd wanna get back into that...
I admit that "go work out" is the most highly overrated activity to suggest (I'm not saying it shouldn't be done however). Because I'm going to be honest, you can barely get yourself dressed to go to work much less go out. Screw that. It has to be something that's easily accessible.
It happens. We can't tell ourselves "HEY DON'T LOVE THIS PERSON IT'S BAD FOR YOU" but we end up doing it anyways. I can't tell you to do that either. The only thing you can do is let it run it's course and constantly think of their own flaws. Chances are, they aren't an angel themselves. They're about as ugly as sin inside and out.
A suggestion I used to do, make 1000 paper cranes. It's really time consuming but the tale is that if you make 1000 paper cranes, a wish of yours will come true according to Japanese folklore.
Making a paper crane can be difficult at first, but after doing so many, you kind of get used to do it. It doesn't have to be from origami paper, just as long as the paper is square, you can make a crane. Though I don't know if you want to do that.
Take a look at those short stories though and reread them, even if you don't want to continue them, it might give you an inspiration to pick it up again or give birth to a new idea.
How to get and develop killer story ideas
Fun lecture but it also helps gets you a good idea how to create new ideas for stories, heck I'm sure this could be used in art, not just writing (but that's a stretch).