I’ve heard some people say that the only me time they have is only when they are in the toilet. Some people play their playlist, some people just sing, and some others play games while doing their ‘business’ in the toilet. The similarity of them all is they relax their mind.
However, for me, toilet is the only place I get the best inspiration. I mean, I also do all of the above, but at the same time my brain also flies around to catch some random imagination. So, it starts from the very first step my foot touches the toilet floor, I immediately feel free. I look in the mirror and see my face, sometimes I feel ugly when I have pimples, sometimes I feel like my face sends this sense of unique charm (come on, admit it, you also think you look beautiful right?). Then I sit on the toilet seat, play the music out, and swipe through Instagram, Flipboard, and the fantasy begins…
The fantasy can start from anywhere, from my thoughts when I look at myself in the mirror, or from what I see on social media or news portal. Like way before sleeping pod at the airport exists, I also had that idea. I was in the toilet and feeling ache here and there due to moving too much from one mall to another, then I thought if only there were sleeping pod in the mall. To be exact, the idea was to have sleeping pod in malls in Jakarta. Sometimes I got frustrated alone, knowing that I want to make the ideas happen and I honestly think some of them are brilliant, but I don’t have partner to work together to make it happen.
Okay, let’s move on before I got dragged to another frustration.
Because I know that idea is not going to happen anytime soon, the brain leads me to past experiences, the good and bad moments, the lessons I’ve learned. It can take me to my past 2 years to my 10-year-old self. It brings back the memory to remind me what I’ve done and leads me to what I haven’t done but I should do it soon. Those random thoughts end with some prayer (Yes, you read it right. I pray in toilet). I never know how to pray properly, I don’t know exactly whom I pray to, but I know there is someone that’s higher than anyone else and definitely higher than me, who has the strength to create this world and life. So I talk to him, that I would call it praying. I pray for all ideas I have, if it’s somehow possible to happen. I pray for all the memories that come back for couples of minutes, being grateful for that to happen and teach me. I pray for what I will do next, for what the future holds, hoping I can be a better human being and do more positive things for society.
Well, that pretty much sums up everything. I believe many of you experience similar thing (or maybe totally contrast), but whatever it is, if it relaxes you, embrace it. And psst, it doesn’t take too long for me to finish my ‘business’ 😛
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In my family we call them “library “.
I was waiting when your main comment was coming. It arrived in the last phrase. Smart!
First post I read and I hope I don’t get addicted, because today I’ve
lost my “relax my mind” moment.