You have to learn a new skill.Do you prefer to read about it,watch someone else do it, hear someone describe it, or try it yourself?
To learn a new skill, it is important to know what the skill is about. Reading will help me how easy or difficult it is, after reading it I’d like to watch someone do it, if I feel confident I will try to do it myself.
A new skill requires a lot of concentration, by reading it I hope to figure out if the said skill is easy or complicated. If reading alone doesn’t help, I’d watch someone do it. Then I might be brave enough to try it.
This learning of a skill brings back memories of my first day at the skating rink. It was a completely new experience.I didn’t read, watch or heard anyone describe it.
I saw the skating rink full of people young and old skating especially little kids were having a grand time. I told myself how hard can it be if these little ones can go round and round gliding ,laughing racing each other on the ice, I only want to learn to skate how hard can it be? Well my problem was I was scared I’d fall down. This fear in me was the reason I could not learn to skate.
If money were out of the equation,would you still work? If yes, why, and how much? If not, what would you do with your free time?
If money were out of the equation, I will not work.
There is so much one can do other than a 9 to 5 job. We may think we have a lot of free time, actually we don’t. When we work for money,almost all of our time we spend working, when we are unable to get it done in the office we bring it home. As a result we completely neglect,the house in which we live.
In my free time, I can work in the garden, the hedge I planted few years ago hasn’t grown the way it should, the winter was very harsh, I was unable to cover it before the arrival of winter.
There is also plenty of work inside the house, which I can do.
I’m enjoying blogging, I can use my free time to write short stories, biographies of my favorite poets and philosophers. I think I would love to use my free time to read some of the books, I have not read yet.
Who doesn’t love a list? So write one! Top five slices of Pizza in your town, ten reasons Disco will never die, the three secrets to Happiness–go silly or go deep just go list-Y
These are my three secrets to “Happiness”
1. Mind my business
2. Become a serious thinker
3. Eat what I like
1. Mind my business: We live in a crazy world where minding my business may not be that easy. I am willing to try and see if it makes me completely insane or wiser than I am. My plan is to read my novel,it is a good one,the title is,” Art of Hearing Heartbeats”it’s translated from German by Kevin Wiliarty. It I hope will take my mind off from thinking about the trivialities of life.
2. Become a serious thinker: This one will be a very satisfying thing for my heart and soul. I’d be able to hang out with the famous thinkers by reading their writings about their view on life. I’d learn from Iqbal about awareness of self, from Tagore the the mysteries of his poems and songs. From Socrates about life in general.
3. Eat what I like: I will buy everything I like from the super market. Each day I’d make a casserole to save time. If I get tired of the casserole I’d switch to chicken curry and rice. This will continue for a few days. My next dish I’d make would be vegetable Biriyani. This I hope will last for another week. I’d rotate this for a month. By the time the month is over I’d have had enough. Then it’d be sandwiches and soup.
I am positive minding my own business,becoming a serious thinker and eating what I like will keep my sanity in check and I’d be a very happy person!
When I think of “BFFS”, I see my mother in my mind’s eye. She has taught me a lot of lessons. I talk about them,think, and write whenever the opportunity presents itself.
One of the lessons she taught me and wanted me to follow strictly was never say anything bad about any one. If you don’t like someone whatever the reason may be strike those names off your head. Do not think about them at all. You can achieve a lot with your mind. read a book .Think of the characters. Write about them. Pick one you liked most. Write a short paragraph explaining ,what was special about him/her.
When you’ve done that. Write a book review,your review may or may not help your reader, but you’ve used your time well. You will forget about people who rub you the wrong way.
You can also help your siblings with their homework. They can certainly use it.
Keep your brain occupied with things that can help you and others.
When I’d listened to her, I’d think “what a neat way to occupy my brain.”