contemplate your navel

contemplate (one's) navel

To be excessively focused on one's personal problems or concerns. Good luck getting John's attention—he's too busy contemplating his navel to help anybody else.
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contemplate your navel

spend time complacently considering yourself or your own interests; concentrate on one issue at the expense of a wider view.
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You r only r ecourse would be to ascend some far flung mountain and contemplate your navel amongst the wildlife living there, although I am sure they would soon sense what you are and give you a very wide berth.
This butts out quite neatly into the back garden and is a pleasant area to sit and read, have morning coffee, the occasional barbecue, or sunbathe and contemplate your navel.