One way for me to keep sane and going is to go online and share other people's thoughts via their blogs and posts.
There a quite a few blogs I enjoy and which I encourage you to browse. You'll find most of them in my blogroll. There are from people in the States, Israel and even Sweden.
As a kid I was always interested in learning about how other children lived. I would borrow books from the library about children in every corner of the world and immerse myself into their lives for a while. I suppose reading other people's blog is an experience which is not unlike my childhood passion.
The difference is that most of the blogs I read regularly are written by Jewish bloggers. I sometimes wonder why but suppose it has to do the limited amount of time I have. As I also read national and international news online, I reckon that when I read blogs I am looking for ideas that are enlightening, thought-provoking and enriching, views which inspire me and to which I can respond quickly. Hence the exclusive quality of what I enjoy perusing daily.
Shavoua tov everybody!