The exhausting break from work…

I have been working nonstop at my desk and I need

A short break, a distraction, so I check my social media feed

Photographs, rants, discussions on relevant topics as well

I take in, then return to work, but my mind still dwells

On the content I have mindlessly ingested

Sucked into stuff in which I’m not even interested

Unwittingly I start comparing others’ highlights

With my behind-the-scenes life, I try to fight

The urge to add my comments to a polarized discussion

On which I should waste time none

But I have an opinion that I feel compelled to share

It is eating into my productive time at work, I’m aware

So I type a short comment, unable to restrain

My wandering mind from adding to the refrain

Then I realize I should go back and wish an acquaintance

A happy birthday, to record in her life my presence

What started as a five minute break has now

Stretched to occupy over twenty minutes of my time somehow

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Wouldn’t it have been much better for me

To leave my phone untouched entirely

On my short break- I should have cleared my mind

By taking a brisk walk, where I would find

A way to refresh and recharge my brain

Instead of being bombarded again

By useless information that exhausts me at the end

That it serves any purpose at all, I can’t even pretend..

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Tomorrow I resolve to not look at my phone

I shall spend my short break “alone”

With my thoughts, more mindfully I shall consume

Social media content, and with a refreshed mind, my work resume

Published by iheart11

A 30-something year old woman, physician by profession, fiercely passionate about work, family, travel and fashion..

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