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Is Brain Space over-rated?

I have a rare few moments to my self right now. A friend picked the kids up for some play time, the dog is not barking, I have finished all my “to-do’s” for the day…..it is an “ah” moment.

When I called my husband to tell him our car is ready to be picked up, he suggested I walk and get it (it is only a 15 minute walk…), but I said: “NO.”

No, I am going to sit here, drink my tea, read this article without being interrupted. Then I am going write down my thoughts, plan my backyard/food area, look for something online…..all of this without someone calling my name, needing refereeing, asking me a question, or any other task that obviously only I can handle (like putting a new roll of toilet paper on the roller in the bathroom).

I am going to take an hour all to my self, let me brain remember what it is like to have a thought and ponder it through to the end, and do absolutely NOTHING productive. I am just going to sit here and delve into information, soak it up, and store in the long forgotten area of my brain set aside for knowledge.

The sun is out (California. Feels like spring, I even hung out some clothes), so if my dog and I FEEL like it, we may put on our gear and head out for a walk to pick up our car.

But only if we WANT to.

How are you going to claim your brain space??

🙂

Is Brain Space over-rated?

I have a rare few moments to my self right now. A friend picked the kids up for some play time, the dog is not barking, I have finished all my “to-do’s” for the day…..it is an “ah” moment.

When I called my husband to tell him our car is ready to be picked up, he suggested I walk and get it (it is only a 15 minute walk…), but I said: “NO.”

No, I am going to sit here, drink my tea, read this article without being interrupted. Then I am going write down my thoughts, plan my backyard/food area, look for something online…..all of this without someone calling my name, needing refereeing, asking me a question, or any other task that obviously only I can handle (like putting a new roll of toilet paper on the roller in the bathroom).

I am going to take an hour all to my self, let me brain remember what it is like to have a thought and ponder it through to the end, and do absolutely NOTHING productive. I am just going to sit here and delve into information, soak it up, and store in the long forgotten area of my brain set aside for knowledge.

The sun is out (California. Feels like spring, I even hung out some clothes), so if my dog and I FEEL like it, we may put on our gear and head out for a walk to pick up our car.

But only if we WANT to.

How are you going to claim your brain space??

🙂

Reconnecting

I can’t believe it has been since October 27th since I posted last!

My life has taken on a turbulent nature. Since these last days have been days of reflection, I have been able to pinpoint where I went astray :). In my world filled with media, kids, dogs, friends, new projects, chaos…well, it ate me and spit me out 2 months later.

So, on December 4th my 4Runner was stolen, right in front of my house. Talk about instant reflection. We were forced to rethink our schedule completely, and I realized how frantic it was! Driving constantly, hopping in the car for every minute little thing….driving, driving, driving. It is amazing how much I rely on things like my car in my life. I was made to rethink my life, how to make things easier, combine trips, and cancel events that were not priority. I must say, cancelling things came easiest to me. In a way, I had a valid excuse to cancel things I really did not want to do anyways, but somehow slid into. It was good for my kids too, who had to think of how to get to the many places they want to go to. It made them just say “no” also. See a pattern?

So many things happened as a result of this theft, it is too much to write. We have purchased a new car, a Volvo that I found while searching Craigslist for my car parts :). It is fabulous, and safe.I would have never even looked, as I kept sticking money into having my “convenient” 4Runner repaired. My car was recovered on Dec. 26th, with it came new chaos. It is now going up for sale :).

Since I was home so much, I was able to sort & find things I have been missing. I started a new set of fermentations, and I am working on new formulas for teas, etc. I am ready to create again. I am starting a new food & exercise regime to bring my body back to it’s optimal balance. I hang out more with my kids, and as of tomorrow, my computer time will be dramatically cut back (intervention!!).

With this last post for 2010, I wish you all a blessed New Year. May all your goals come to fruition, and may your wished be fulfilled in whichever way Universe sees best :).

Much love,
Heike