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What Restlessness Can Teach Us

As the fitness clubs and other social spaces close, many of us are posting our anxieties, wondering, “What will we do?” Some are binge-watching movies. Others are playing video games. Still others are online shopping, hoping that two-day shipping won’t go away.

We crave distraction.



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When we are blocked from doing what we want, we feel an overwhelming sense of restlessness. We crave our freedom. We ache for what we desire. We cling to what we can’t have.


We also resist the fact that not only do we lack control, but also we have no idea when we can be “free” again to do what we please.