Recently I've had trouble filling the empty moments of the day. Years ago, if I had an empty moment, my brain would fill it with a daydream involving whatever celebrity caught my fancy.
When I was depressed, empty moments were filled by the Criticism Chorus singing cantatas on how wicked I was. Thankfully, that was over eventually and I went back to schoolgirl fantasies.
Well, for whatever reason, daydreams aren't filling the empty moments anymore. If I am walking from the car to my desk, say, what will happen is I will have a spirited argument in my head. Not with myself, but with my brother or boss or in-law or friend. And it isn't an argument about so etching that's happened or is on my mind. I imagine the situation, have the argument, get worked up about what THEY said in MY imaginary argument, and then really ream them by the time I walk from my car to my desk.
I'll feel myself getting angry and I stop, but then a few paces later I'm arguing again.
Today I realized what has changed, and it's an easy fix. I just need to start listening to music again. I listened to The Book of Mormon CD on the way in today and I got all the way to my desk without having an imaginary argument.
Ear worms for the win!