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Flying a Kite/Actually Doing Stuff
« on: Sun, 02 December 2018, 22:32:34 »
I bought my wife a kite for her birthday as something different to try, and we went to a park to fly it today. It was instantly fun; we stayed out there for about an hour enjoying it the whole time. I think it may have been my first time ever flying a kite; I don't remember ever doing it as a kid.

I'd say, as an adult, it's somewhat rare that I actually have fun. I may enjoy something to some extent, but it's not very often that something evokes the feeling I'd describe as "fun". I think this is because it's really easy not to do anything these days, mostly because of screens everywhere. I sit in front of a screen all day at work, and then I come home and watch things on a screen (TV) or get on my computer at home to read, watch videos, or play video games. Most exercise (i.e. time away from screens) is contrived: running, weight lifting, and to some extent cycling (this can sometimes be an activity unto itself though, especially if off-road), for example. Flying the kite, on the other hand, was exercise for free (running around without doing it just for the exercise). There just aren't a lot of "real" things that hold one's attention, probably because they are not passive and do take some level of effort and thinking.

I've also noticed that many of the things I find fun are exhilarating, somewhat scary activities that usually require certain environmental conditions (weather, terrain, timing), like riding a roller coaster, mountain biking, zip-lining, and white water rafting. Since these things feel dangerous and are not things I can do at any old time, I have an aversion to doing them even though I know they cause fun.

I have thought about doing a screen fast (at home since I have to use one at work), but the thought of filling all my free time with real activities sounds difficult. I suppose I could clean or read to fill in the gaps.

I guess the moral of the story is that I don't want to waste my life sitting on my butt in front of a monitor or TV, but I end up doing it most of the time because it's the path of least resistance. Do you guys ever feel like this?

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Re: Flying a Kite/Actually Doing Stuff
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 02 December 2018, 23:08:11 »
The modern shared access to information both fiction/ non-fiction, is the equivalent of living many lives.

To experience all that you have experienced would've taken a histoical human all their life. Land trips took years, boat trips took many months..

Taken more morbidly, you should be dead by now, and there'd be an epitaph carved, Kavik, life well lived, he's seen Much, and had intercourse with many females.



Today, most people have at least seen everything by their 20s..

From there Some humans then construct a complex futuristic goal, some where along the lines of collective improvement.

The Lesser humans such as Tp4 fall into hedonism and regress into pointless reenactments of base animal instincts such as collecting colored pebbles to adorn their hovels,  (keyboard, neogeo, vinyl, knives, bicycles, etc)..



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« Reply #2 on: Sun, 02 December 2018, 23:52:21 »
My friend and myself were jobless shortly after leaving school. Well I had a job but it was part time so it felt like being jobless. My friend had one of those kites you could kinda control. It was magpie season. There was this **** magpie at one of the local parks. We proceed to fly that kite and aggravate that magpie for hours. We did this for at least a few days straight. We eventually got paid and bought alcohol and did that instead.

Can confirm kites are fun.

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« Reply #3 on: Mon, 03 December 2018, 03:24:49 »
Get a couple stunt kites, you would be amazed what all you can do with just two strings (or four).
Also if you get the chance try a big tractor style kite, so much fun to wrestle around and carry you down the field. it's a relaxing way to get a good workout.
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« Reply #4 on: Mon, 03 December 2018, 05:43:58 »
Fun... there's an interesting concept.

I've always thought I'd have had more fun had I been born somewhere where exhilaration is more readily available - if near mountains I'd have taken up skiing/snowboarding, if in a city ice hockey, middle of nowhere motocross...  Roller coasters are great too but expensive and not long term solutions.

As to filling time away from the screen I find it pretty easy to get engrossed in anything - DIY, gardening, even what sound like annoying things such as moving endless boxes when someone's moving house.  As long as my brain and body are engaged and amused it doesn't have to actually be fun.  Though fun would be better...

Generally I too waste way too much time looking at a screen because there is no exhilaration to be found here and the simple things cost (although kites probably not too much) and without knowing I'd enjoy something I don't like committing money towards it.  Doesn't help that I can use my screen to read reviews and find 'the best' of everything which cost significantly more than the starter kit!

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« Reply #5 on: Mon, 03 December 2018, 06:48:42 »
I love kites. There is something about fresh air and using an invisible breeze to keep a fluttering object aloft that is completely exhilarating.
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« Reply #6 on: Mon, 03 December 2018, 14:45:01 »
Fun... there's an interesting concept.

I've always thought I'd have had more fun had I been born somewhere where exhilaration is more readily available - if near mountains I'd have taken up skiing/snowboarding, if in a city ice hockey, middle of nowhere motocross...  Roller coasters are great too but expensive and not long term solutions.

I am in the same boat. I live in the great plains. There is one good place to mountain bike near me, and there are two places that I don't like much within an hour. White water rafting was on a vacation 700 miles away. In fact, most of the stuff I mentioned is only available on vacations, which sucks.

After three years of 'stop biting my nails' I need a new New Years resolution, finding an actual hobby may well be it.

Yeah, it can be fun to try new cheap things. They aren't all winners though. I tried to get into disc golf a few years ago (a few discs are only $30-ish, and free courses are everywhere here), but I just can't make myself like it. Some of them are fun the first time or two but get old fast also. I hope kite flying stays fun.

I'm thinking of trying rollerblading or skateboarding again maybe (somewhat high initial cost, but free after that), but those present a fair risk of injury to me.

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« Reply #7 on: Mon, 03 December 2018, 15:19:03 »

Yeah, it can be fun to try new cheap things. They aren't all winners though. I tried to get into disc golf a few years ago (a few discs are only $30-ish, and free courses are everywhere here), but I just can't make myself like it. Some of them are fun the first time or two but get old fast also. I hope kite flying stays fun.

I'm thinking of trying rollerblading or skateboarding again maybe (somewhat high initial cost, but free after that), but those present a fair risk of injury to me.

Disc golf is more fun with friends, especially when it turns more into a drinking game along the way.
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« Reply #8 on: Mon, 03 December 2018, 15:41:30 »
I guess the moral of the story is that I don't want to waste my life sitting on my butt in front of a monitor or TV, but I end up doing it most of the time because it's the path of least resistance. Do you guys ever feel like this?

I always feel like this and it really gets to me sometimes because when I was younger I played outside with my siblings and neighborhood friends every single day, we were out there regardless of weather. We had an absolute blast and I'm really thankful to my parents for having such a nice childhood. Now everyone is always working and schedules don't line up or people don't want to hang out anymore; I'm lazy and enjoy sitting in front of the computer. I think that for me, part of it is the fact that very few things are "new." There isn't a whole lot that invokes that sense of discovery. I remember my first time playing Runescape classic when I was in 2nd or 3rd grade, that insane feeling of wonderment / discovery (same with world of warcraft when it first came out). I got that feeling from trading card games for the first time, maybe sometimes from doing some downhill mountain biking.

Maybe for me I need to get out and travel a bit to explore new places, I know there's plenty out there to see.

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« Reply #9 on: Mon, 03 December 2018, 18:50:15 »
I guess the moral of the story is that I don't want to waste my life sitting on my butt in front of a monitor or TV, but I end up doing it most of the time because it's the path of least resistance. Do you guys ever feel like this?

I always feel like this and it really gets to me sometimes because when I was younger I played outside with my siblings and neighborhood friends every single day, we were out there regardless of weather. We had an absolute blast and I'm really thankful to my parents for having such a nice childhood. Now everyone is always working and schedules don't line up or people don't want to hang out anymore; I'm lazy and enjoy sitting in front of the computer. I think that for me, part of it is the fact that very few things are "new." There isn't a whole lot that invokes that sense of discovery. I remember my first time playing Runescape classic when I was in 2nd or 3rd grade, that insane feeling of wonderment / discovery (same with world of warcraft when it first came out). I got that feeling from trading card games for the first time, maybe sometimes from doing some downhill mountain biking.

Maybe for me I need to get out and travel a bit to explore new places, I know there's plenty out there to see.


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« Reply #10 on: Mon, 03 December 2018, 20:07:06 »
Is it that great?

Maybe we should take the offspring "kite flying" ...
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Re: Flying a Kite/Actually Doing Stuff
« Reply #11 on: Mon, 03 December 2018, 20:11:06 »
Is it that great?

Maybe we should take the offspring "kite flying" ...


Tp4 went kite once when 9ish,  the stunt kites are kewl and they make alot of noise,  not sure if a small child can hold onto one though, regular kite should be fine...

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« Reply #12 on: Tue, 04 December 2018, 05:23:03 »
Tp4 went kite once when 9ish,  the stunt kites are kewl and they make alot of noise,  not sure if a small child can hold onto one though, regular kite should be fine...

They have small stunt kites for kids, but mostly you just need to beware the wind ratings and and just teach them to let go with one hand if they get scared. let go with one hand and it loses all power and falls to the ground.

Wind rating is important, some are meant for flying indoors while walking backwards or low wind conditions, taking them out in a 15mph wind is asking for trouble as they can generate a lot of power, enough to tear themselves apart. On the other hand a kite rated for higher winds in a low wind situation will not even get off the ground. Small light weight ones are also fun to stack.

How much noise they make depends on their setup, if tuned for power yes, they can literally roar as they fly across, but you can also tune them to be mild and just gently skate by, it depends on the kite, wind conditions and setup. If it's wide and not very tall, they tend to be quiet, nimble and light to fly while the taller they are the more power they generate and more effort it takes to make them do anything.

Is it that great?

Maybe we should take the offspring "kite flying" ...
It's not expensive, but not cheap either, you can blow $100 on a single kite pretty easy, but it's a one time investment, you may need new strings now and then but the kites are pretty durable and the struts are cheap to replace if you break them from a hard impact. If you live somewhere where it's windy, it's a great hobby, it's as relaxing or exciting as you want it to be.

I liked it better than rc airplanes, cheaper too, especially if you crash.
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« Reply #13 on: Tue, 04 December 2018, 10:34:30 »
It's not expensive, but not cheap either, you can blow $100 on a single kite pretty easy, but it's a one time investment, you may need new strings now and then but the kites are pretty durable and the struts are cheap to replace if you break them from a hard impact. If you live somewhere where it's windy, it's a great hobby, it's as relaxing or exciting as you want it to be.

I liked it better than rc airplanes, cheaper too, especially if you crash.

At the shop I went to, the price range was $5-$65. I got a $37 one, but I looked at stuff online and was surprised how expensive they can get, especially for the ornate ones or specialty ones that pull the user (more like a parachute [traction kite?]). Kiteboarding looks awesome, but it looks like the most expensive version of kiting. I also don't live near a beach, and I have a fear of sea creatures that might diminish the fun.

I guess the moral of the story is that I don't want to waste my life sitting on my butt in front of a monitor or TV, but I end up doing it most of the time because it's the path of least resistance. Do you guys ever feel like this?

I always feel like this and it really gets to me sometimes because when I was younger I played outside with my siblings and neighborhood friends every single day, we were out there regardless of weather. We had an absolute blast and I'm really thankful to my parents for having such a nice childhood. Now everyone is always working and schedules don't line up or people don't want to hang out anymore; I'm lazy and enjoy sitting in front of the computer. I think that for me, part of it is the fact that very few things are "new." There isn't a whole lot that invokes that sense of discovery. I remember my first time playing Runescape classic when I was in 2nd or 3rd grade, that insane feeling of wonderment / discovery (same with world of warcraft when it first came out). I got that feeling from trading card games for the first time, maybe sometimes from doing some downhill mountain biking.

Maybe for me I need to get out and travel a bit to explore new places, I know there's plenty out there to see.

This is how things work out, it seems. It get progressively harder to schedule anything with people through one's 20's. It's basically impossible in one's 30's. Seeing friends is like a two times a year thing now (at least in a group setting). Heck, I haven't seen one of my best friends in 3.5 years, and he lives under 10 miles away from me.

I definitely understand the diminishing number of novel experiences. I sometimes try to fallback to things I know I used to like, but they're mostly boring now since I've done them so much, unless I just get a wild hair (hare?) to do one.

This is a good thread. I'm feeling motivated to go out and do more stuff. It'd be better if it weren't cold as butt outside though.

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« Reply #14 on: Tue, 04 December 2018, 11:09:27 »
I flew a proper kite once with my old roommate. It was a lot of fun and flew a lot higher than I ever expected. Normally I'd rather go on long bike adventures or split firewood back in the woods.
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« Reply #15 on: Tue, 04 December 2018, 18:51:28 »
At the shop I went to, the price range was $5-$65. I got a $37 one, but I looked at stuff online and was surprised how expensive they can get, especially for the ornate ones or specialty ones that pull the user (more like a parachute [traction kite?]). Kiteboarding looks awesome, but it looks like the most expensive version of kiting. I also don't live near a beach, and I have a fear of sea creatures that might diminish the fun.
Yeah, the prices run the gammut, but even if you go higher end, it's still a pretty cheap hobby.

There is also kite carts, gocarts pulled by kites, it looks fun, but it takes a lot of coordination. 4 line is often used and those take a bit of learning to get right, then you add a board or cart to the mix. You really need to have the kite be second nature or you will fail.

Considering some of the things I've done on bicycles and things, you would think I would be into it, and it looked like fun, but I always saw it as too risky (too many places to watch and keep track of) which was proven to be at least somewhat true when the guy I knew who tried to get me into it ended up getting stuck in a barbed wire fence. Out on a dry lake bed, ok. Down a dirt road lined with ditches and barbed wire, no thanks.
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« Reply #16 on: Tue, 04 December 2018, 18:54:13 »
At the shop I went to, the price range was $5-$65. I got a $37 one, but I looked at stuff online and was surprised how expensive they can get, especially for the ornate ones or specialty ones that pull the user (more like a parachute [traction kite?]). Kiteboarding looks awesome, but it looks like the most expensive version of kiting. I also don't live near a beach, and I have a fear of sea creatures that might diminish the fun.
Yeah, the prices run the gammut, but even if you go higher end, it's still a pretty cheap hobby.

There is also kite carts, gocarts pulled by kites, it looks fun, but it takes a lot of coordination. 4 line is often used and those take a bit of learning to get right, then you add a board or cart to the mix. You really need to have the kite be second nature or you will fail.

Considering some of the things I've done on bicycles and things, you would think I would be into it, and it looked like fun, but I always saw it as too risky (too many places to watch and keep track of) which was proven to be at least somewhat true when the guy I knew who tried to get me into it ended up getting stuck in a barbed wire fence. Out on a dry lake bed, ok. Down a dirt road lined with ditches and barbed wire, no thanks.


I've always wanted one of those big fan chairs strapped to a parachute.. what are those called.

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« Reply #17 on: Tue, 04 December 2018, 19:56:12 »
I've always wanted one of those big fan chairs strapped to a parachute.. what are those called.
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« Reply #18 on: Tue, 04 December 2018, 20:07:38 »
Considering some of the things I've done on bicycles and things, you would think I would be into it, and it looked like fun, but I always saw it as too risky (too many places to watch and keep track of) which was proven to be at least somewhat true when the guy I knew who tried to get me into it ended up getting stuck in a barbed wire fence. Out on a dry lake bed, ok. Down a dirt road lined with ditches and barbed wire, no thanks.

There is always an element of danger in life, no matter what you do. Something random could fall from the sky while flying a kite or you could stumble over a rock while walking in a field. I used to ride on a dedicated bike trail which was paved, perfectly, flat, with little foot traffic and quite scenic. Seems safe, right? Occasionally I would have a deer jump the fence ahead of me. I came close enough a couple times to being side swiped but was aware enough to brake ahead of time. Ear buds and being blissfully unaware do not mix with riding for example. I've also done steep hill descents where I ended up going over 40mph (without pedaling) on sketchy pothole ridden roads with other riders around me and no issues. Roads with a lot of traffic are pretty unnerving to me though so I am picky about where I ride.
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« Reply #19 on: Tue, 04 December 2018, 20:56:26 »
There is always an element of danger in life, no matter what you do.
Yes, but it's calculated risk vs reward.
Kite carting down a narrow road lined with death has a terrible risk vs reward ratio in my eyes.
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« Reply #20 on: Tue, 04 December 2018, 21:57:14 »
How about flying a kite while riding a unicycle down a mountain decent?  :p Biking can me fairly low risk with a reasonable skill level and a bit of common sense. I am afraid if I fly a kite it could catch a bit of lightning  ;D
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« Reply #21 on: Thu, 06 December 2018, 11:26:24 »
I bought my wife a kite for her birthday as something different to try, and we went to a park to fly it today. It was instantly fun; we stayed out there for about an hour enjoying it the whole time. I think it may have been my first time ever flying a kite; I don't remember ever doing it as a kid.

I'd say, as an adult, it's somewhat rare that I actually have fun. I may enjoy something to some extent, but it's not very often that something evokes the feeling I'd describe as "fun". I think this is because it's really easy not to do anything these days, mostly because of screens everywhere. I sit in front of a screen all day at work, and then I come home and watch things on a screen (TV) or get on my computer at home to read, watch videos, or play video games. Most exercise (i.e. time away from screens) is contrived: running, weight lifting, and to some extent cycling (this can sometimes be an activity unto itself though, especially if off-road), for example. Flying the kite, on the other hand, was exercise for free (running around without doing it just for the exercise). There just aren't a lot of "real" things that hold one's attention, probably because they are not passive and do take some level of effort and thinking.

I've also noticed that many of the things I find fun are exhilarating, somewhat scary activities that usually require certain environmental conditions (weather, terrain, timing), like riding a roller coaster, mountain biking, zip-lining, and white water rafting. Since these things feel dangerous and are not things I can do at any old time, I have an aversion to doing them even though I know they cause fun.

I have thought about doing a screen fast (at home since I have to use one at work), but the thought of filling all my free time with real activities sounds difficult. I suppose I could clean or read to fill in the gaps.

I guess the moral of the story is that I don't want to waste my life sitting on my butt in front of a monitor or TV, but I end up doing it most of the time because it's the path of least resistance. Do you guys ever feel like this?

You sound overstimulated. It's super easy to do these days with all the screens, constantly being rewarded for simply your attention, so I agree with you. Take a break, fly more kites or something. Maybe go out in the woods somewhere, and just sit and have a sandwich in the quiet.

I don't think the world/life needs to be all wide smiles and hard laughter, sometimes a slight grin or a half ass chuckle is good too.

I'm always an advocate for fasting from stuff. If you're not getting what you want out of something quit doing it. It's probably not as hard as you think to fill all the time in, especially if you get deeply enough into a hobby. Like kites, eventually you could probably get to the point of designing/building your own and I assume that would take quite a bit of time.

How much free time are we talking here?

Flying kites sounds pretty fun btw tho

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Re: Flying a Kite/Actually Doing Stuff
« Reply #22 on: Thu, 06 December 2018, 12:46:16 »


You sound overstimulated. It's super easy to do these days with all the screens, constantly being rewarded for simply your attention, so I agree with you. Take a break, fly more kites or something. Maybe go out in the woods somewhere, and just sit and have a sandwich in the quiet.

I don't think the world/life needs to be all wide smiles and hard laughter, sometimes a slight grin or a half ass chuckle is good too.

I'm always an advocate for fasting from stuff. If you're not getting what you want out of something quit doing it. It's probably not as hard as you think to fill all the time in, especially if you get deeply enough into a hobby. Like kites, eventually you could probably get to the point of designing/building your own and I assume that would take quite a bit of time.

How much free time are we talking here?

Flying kites sounds pretty fun btw tho


Hangon,  I thought Kavik was saying he's been  UNDER-Stimulated in front of the computer,  and is now revitalized by the Kite- Outing with his female and offspring.

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« Reply #23 on: Thu, 06 December 2018, 15:22:38 »


You sound overstimulated. It's super easy to do these days with all the screens, constantly being rewarded for simply your attention, so I agree with you. Take a break, fly more kites or something. Maybe go out in the woods somewhere, and just sit and have a sandwich in the quiet.

I don't think the world/life needs to be all wide smiles and hard laughter, sometimes a slight grin or a half ass chuckle is good too.

I'm always an advocate for fasting from stuff. If you're not getting what you want out of something quit doing it. It's probably not as hard as you think to fill all the time in, especially if you get deeply enough into a hobby. Like kites, eventually you could probably get to the point of designing/building your own and I assume that would take quite a bit of time.

How much free time are we talking here?

Flying kites sounds pretty fun btw tho


Hangon,  I thought Kavik was saying he's been  UNDER-Stimulated in front of the computer,  and is now revitalized by the Kite- Outing with his female and offspring.



Simply, he's not getting his "fix" anymore. And I wouldn't say "revitalized", it's just new stimulus.

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Re: Flying a Kite/Actually Doing Stuff
« Reply #24 on: Fri, 07 December 2018, 13:06:28 »
I bought my wife a kite for her birthday as something different to try, and we went to a park to fly it today. It was instantly fun; we stayed out there for about an hour enjoying it the whole time. I think it may have been my first time ever flying a kite; I don't remember ever doing it as a kid.

I'd say, as an adult, it's somewhat rare that I actually have fun. I may enjoy something to some extent, but it's not very often that something evokes the feeling I'd describe as "fun". I think this is because it's really easy not to do anything these days, mostly because of screens everywhere. I sit in front of a screen all day at work, and then I come home and watch things on a screen (TV) or get on my computer at home to read, watch videos, or play video games. Most exercise (i.e. time away from screens) is contrived: running, weight lifting, and to some extent cycling (this can sometimes be an activity unto itself though, especially if off-road), for example. Flying the kite, on the other hand, was exercise for free (running around without doing it just for the exercise). There just aren't a lot of "real" things that hold one's attention, probably because they are not passive and do take some level of effort and thinking.

I've also noticed that many of the things I find fun are exhilarating, somewhat scary activities that usually require certain environmental conditions (weather, terrain, timing), like riding a roller coaster, mountain biking, zip-lining, and white water rafting. Since these things feel dangerous and are not things I can do at any old time, I have an aversion to doing them even though I know they cause fun.

I have thought about doing a screen fast (at home since I have to use one at work), but the thought of filling all my free time with real activities sounds difficult. I suppose I could clean or read to fill in the gaps.

I guess the moral of the story is that I don't want to waste my life sitting on my butt in front of a monitor or TV, but I end up doing it most of the time because it's the path of least resistance. Do you guys ever feel like this?

You sound overstimulated. It's super easy to do these days with all the screens, constantly being rewarded for simply your attention, so I agree with you. Take a break, fly more kites or something. Maybe go out in the woods somewhere, and just sit and have a sandwich in the quiet.

I don't think the world/life needs to be all wide smiles and hard laughter, sometimes a slight grin or a half ass chuckle is good too.

I'm always an advocate for fasting from stuff. If you're not getting what you want out of something quit doing it. It's probably not as hard as you think to fill all the time in, especially if you get deeply enough into a hobby. Like kites, eventually you could probably get to the point of designing/building your own and I assume that would take quite a bit of time.
How much free time are we talking here?

Flying kites sounds pretty fun btw tho

I think you are right. In fact, camping/backpacking is one of my favorite things to do; my friends and I did an annual backpacking trip for about six years, but we haven't done one in about 4 years. Time in the woods away from everything is really good for resetting myself.

In terms of amount of free time, it's the hours after work and on weekends. I tend to get on R6: Siege a couple hours a night during the week and sometimes 6-7 hours on Saturday or Sunday, which is a bit embarrassing to admit, especially since I'm not even good at the game. It's basically my de facto time killer.

I think I'm especially feeling it now because it's cold and dark outside, and I'm also recovering from a couple injuries, so I haven't been doing my normal lifting routine that takes up a couple hours every other day.

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Re: Flying a Kite/Actually Doing Stuff
« Reply #25 on: Fri, 07 December 2018, 14:30:26 »
Sounds like you already understand what's up, which is good. means you'll be able to figure out a plan or at least keep your head on your shoulders.

Yea, I can get pretty "in my head" myself if I don't do some of the things everyone has talked about, getting outside etc. This year has been particularly rough as I haven't gone on any hikes or camping since the beginning of the year, when in previous years it was a staple hobby.

If you're not getting sun or getting out, try upping your vitamin D intake. Deficiency can cause a few issues, and likely if it's winter and you're indoors often you could be deficient (many, many, many people are deficient since many of us work indoors). However, I am not a doctor by any stretch, ymmv.

And gaming has become a main stream hobby these days so I wouldn't be too embarrassed.