I knew that I was pretty good at solving problems. At least, I'm pretty good at coming up with possible, plausible solutions to try.
For many years now, I have been building my identity and my work life around this skill. It became my habit to look around me all the time for those things that required attention: to anticipate problems before they happened, to correct existing issues and make positive progress.
So what to do when there are no major problems to solve?
I am learning how to sit.
Don't analyze, speculate, hypothesize or quantify.
Live now, in this moment, without having to be concerned about how this can be fixed.
And I am not struggling to know what to DO with myself and my energies. I am merely resetting my drive to a new default state: the one I had years ago. The state of mind I enjoyed when my children were small and I could sit on the floor and play with them and simply enjoy the wonder of them.