Thursday, January 2, 2014
Self-brainstorming with captions
As I said before, I’m not a ‘date’ or ‘time’ sensitive person. I just do when I think it is about time. Currently, I’m trying to start my ‘old engine’ for that. It’s a bit rusty, but I think I can do it. The following are some random thoughts, don’t know where they are coming from, perhaps heard or read it somewhere. They could be some great words that would inspire someone who want to read it. On the other hand, they could be just bullshit. Anyway, I’m typing these for my own brain-storming. Don’t take them seriously unless you want to….
Shouldn’t keep our mind for too long in the past or dreaming for the future, the present is all that matter! You can’t change the past and the consequence of the past is the present. You keep thinking the past would mostly take away your attention to deal with the bad consequence from the past at present. That’s not good. Equally, the future is the consequence of the present. By doing nothing, it would not lead to what you are dreaming of. So, stay focus of the present. That’s where CHANGE can only be made!
Think outside the box is easy to say, but how to do it when you are living, breathing in the box! So, you need to do something to help you think outside the box. That something means something extraordinary! Not necessary jumping out of the plane or throwing cash on the street, it means going to places that you normally won’t go, may be just deviate from your normal path. Just walk slowly than usual, pay attention to things that you don’t see normally. They may trigger your thoughts. It’s better to do that physically, not on the web. Your senses need to be stimulated to trigger your thoughts. Smell, touch, hear something different, the combination of them would help. Don’t need to put yourself in danger and it could also be free, just spend an extra half hour on a normal day may do the trick.
It’s time to think of the ‘Half Glass Full’ theory again. The half full would make you feel how lucky you are. Not that I mean you should feel lucky enough to stop trying to improve, but try to be happy when you are down. So, you can lift your spirit up to explore and try new things. Think of life is full of opportunities. You don’t climb out of a hole if you don’t look up. See the sky, breathe the fresh air, that would make you think differently and start to make changes.
We need support. If you feel you are not loved or cared for, it is because you don’t love or care the others. Start talking to people that you haven’t talked to for a long time. Don’t be shy. If they are willing to talk, that would be enough. If they don’t wanna talk, try next time. If they don’t wanna talk again. It just means that’s time to move on. Thoughts can be created by bouncing with others’. Doesn’t mean that you need to rely on others, just talking to someone is a good thing. You will be surprised often how you feel after you talk to someone. Sometimes, you can do certain things alone, but it would be harder. Seeking someone for help should not be a shame. ‘Help’ that I mean here is not really asking for something or a favor in particular. It could really be as simple as talking to that person, so that ideas can be bounced off from his/her thought. It is more a mind-triggering process. Seek their reaction of your thoughts as a way to stimulate your own thinking process.
Self-discipline is a very tough thing to do, even for adults. Unless our ass is on fire, we would take ‘time’ to think, to dream, to plan, before start doing anything if ever. It is hard to push oneself, because we don’t like to be pushed. So, nothing is done at the end and we feel that we are useless. That’s why self- initiated split of personality would be a way to do it. A muse or angel or devil to remind you what’s wrong with you and tell you it’s time to xyz may be a way to go. It’s kind of like a ‘self-parenting’ approach. Think of it, we learn the most when we were kids under the iron rule of our parents, we didn’t like it, but the results looking back are pretty good. So, try to implement that on ourselves when we are adults can be tried. If it doesn’t work, what is the loss? Nothing! What to do next? Try something else! I often found this ‘self-Q&A’ helpful. So, for all the ‘you’ that I mentioned above, that would actually be me.
Hopefully, nobody would think I’m a delusional person…..