In psych circles, it would be labeled as dissociation. Everyone experiences some degree of “going through the motions,” some individuals more often, intense, or disturbing than most, but I’ve learned that a LOT of grey area exists along the border or normal(??) and Pathological. Today is a go-through-the-motions kind of day for me. I’m perfectly content to feel a little bit like an actor in a b-rate play, it certainly beats dealing with tons of stress on no sleep! Besides, even the protagonists deserves a break every once and a while from affective baggage …, Right?!