So excited your heart is racing, you cannot focus, the anticipation of it all is driving you up the … When you have hopes, dreams, ideas, plans, projects, need I say more. You cannot focus on what your loved ones are talking about, your thinking about it while doing other things, even television cannot take it off your mind.
This is how the Architectural mind works. The mind of a designer, or a creative person is picturing all the details in their mind. Do not interrupt my thoughts. The mind of an engineer or mechanic plotting, analyzing, figuring, assessing, estimating, resolving, all takes mental energy, drive, and enthusiasm.
Applying these traits in our personal life to resolve our stagnation or problems can give us hope while turning our situation upside down like newly tilled soil. Just as soil needs a good turnover, so doesn’t our life. While minding our morality and principles we can consider great changes.
How can we assess our life? Are we lonely? Are we frustrated? Are we bored? Are we fat? Are we tired? Is the routine predictable? Is there stagnation with the old hum drum routine?
Some things take time to change, whether it is our financial situation, relationships, esteem, domestic situation, and the list goes on.
Example: A person that is fat, out of shape, lonely, not treated as respectfully as one would like, that feels opportunities are not offered to them as they are others. This guy can feel quite trapped. The routine of eating, computer games, and hours of television leaves them frustrated and unfulfilled. One day this person sees the blog fatfitanfab.com and is inspired to make a couple adjustments. Replacing unhealthy drinks with more water his skin is clearing up and he is not feeling so sluggish, seems less bloated. Because he is shutting off the television after the evening news he is getting a few things done in the evening and he is getting to bed earlier. He has started a thirty minute walk in the early a.m. daily before work. With the habit of a healthy breakfast each day he has more energy and less cravings. Just being alert and energetic in the morning it seems he is getting so much more done at work. He cannot believe how he now has to wear a belt because he really needs to buy a size smaller in pants. Others notice the change in him and seem to enjoy conversation with him because he seems more happy. The boss is responding as if he has greater confidence in him now.
You see what I am getting at, just a few little changes in habits and routines can enrich our lives. It is very thrilling to contemplate.
My goal is to go to bed earlier, to get up earlier, and to spend the time in the morning doing what I usually view as a treat to do, do that until noon before I need to get my daily responsibilities done. I realize I have been doing it wrong, like dangling a treat, that I never will get, only to be disappointed day after day. As if that would be my reward just if I …you know how it goes, we do it to ourselves, to our kids, to our loved ones. The promised incentive that never comes.
Doing an abrupt face is exciting, addressing the problem completely differently. Thinking of our children, when we practice the method of going to the park after you finish your homework it causes frustration, anger, and sadness. The homework session drags out hopelessly until it is too late to go to the park. Real punishment. Instead, ask the child how long it will take to do the homework, then go to the park with that in mind. Have a great time. As soon as you get home and the child washes their face and hands, drinks some water, then right away get to the homework. Set the timer with that much time and add a buffer of fifteen minutes for the encouragement. A few days of the park first may prove to be stimulating for the child. Whom wants to go to school all day and sit in front of the homework for an hour or two. Instead of resentment, it will be refreshment, accomplishment and joy.
What my sons have done to enrich their life is they have a bowling league now on Wednesdays, and they have a great time. One evening a week going to a bible meeting is rewarding. An evening at the Library or local book store. Whom is lonely now. We can be alone enjoying any of these activities and not feel lonely. We have an activity to look forward to. My husband took me to the bookstore tonight. After days of being sick and unable to go anywhere I was thrilled when he suggested going to my favorite store. I love the “how to” section, how to cook, sew, or knit, etc. I know how to do all these things but I just love projects and I feel like an crazy nut about all I want to do. In reality it is not possible to do all I want to do, but I will think about that tomorrow…
Your whole family will benefit from a few adjustments in your life. The whole family and loved ones may not at first cooperate with the hoped for changes. It may be us alone making the adjustments while not forcing change on others. Include your family in these changes invitingly an see joy restored. Just as an Architect, Engineer or Mechanic address a problem. We can assess our life an redesign it with optimism. Is your Adrenaline pumping and is your heart racing?