BLOG 146—Work? Or Fun?
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INTRO TO THIS WEEK >>
Hope you have made your life a fantastic event this week.
No travel to speak of, so limited photos. I have included ones from the past.
A friend of Beth’s, Lee, has a rental property. The last people living there left it a mess. She knew of my painting from what I have been doing at Beth’s house, so I was hired. I do not see projects like this as work, it is our choice to attack the work as work, or as play.
I used “The Paint Stick” to cover the walls. I’ve used this before to paint my house in Trainer, PA. Using this makes it easy to paint. There are videos on YouTube on how to use it right.
It took about one week, which seemed to move quickly.
Why pay someone a lot of money when you can easily paint? As I’ve said before, “If someone else can do it, so can you. You just have to find a way.” Things are working out well and I will finalize the project today.
As you might know from my past writings when I do something I aim for excellence; something each of us can do. By excellence I mean the best you are able to do—no matter what might have happened to you in the past—not comparing yourself to others.
In 1982 I went through an accident which resulted in me being comatose for 37-days. I have left-other problems like some memory and balance issues, but I deal with those as they come. You can, too, aim toward the excellence that’s in you.
Before I could stand or walk well, I worked on my juggling.
One of the challenges faced by many brain injury survivors is managing or articulating their emotions. Creative writing, like writing this blog, can often help people to put their thoughts onto paper and process what they are feeling or thinking.
Creative writing and helping others have given me such meaning in my world since sustaining my brain injury. No matter who you are, when you help others it will help you, as well.
If you have gone through a brain injury or life change, helping others by putting your words down will help the world heal.
Some brain injury survivors find it beneficial to share their story with the rest of the world, whilst others prefer to keep their writing to themselves. Either way, creative writing is a great way of opening up and releasing emotions that may have built up over time, with a brain injury or not.
Creative writing presents a way for you to dissipate your frustrations. It will also help to reiterate how strongly you feel about certain issues, especially incorrect assumptions about the effects of a brain injury. Writing is also a main way to help others.
Before my brain injury, I was someone who was always on the go, since then I have read much. I seem to have developed a passion for creative writing. I ﬁnd it really therapeutic.
Simply put, creative writing gives people the chance to explore their life after brain injury, with the possibility of reaching out to those in a similar situation and helping them, too.
You see, creative writing also has a number of cognitive benefits for those living with a brain injury. Not only will it help to improve the cognitive abilities of brain injury survivors, it can also help anyone to keep moving forward.
Maintaining focus is key when it comes to creative writing, but a reduced attention span is common following brain injury. However, creative writing can sometimes help to strengthen this area of cognitive functioning. And, you can go forward with your writing at your own pace.
Writing, on the other hand, gives me the chance to solely concentrate on expressing myself by putting pen to paper (or fingers to the keyboard.) The pressure to keep up with the conversation – both verbally and mentally – is removed and instead, the author can write at their own pace, free from judgment.
So, if you have gone through a brain injury or not, start writing, it will do you good.
I do hope you like reading my words, please let me know how it might help you.
WORDS TO INSPIRE YOU! >>
Inspirational quotes and motivational sayings have an amazing ability to change the way we feel about life and can change our thinking.
This is why I find them so interesting, challenging, and important on our path to joy and happiness and finding ways to inspire ourselves as well as others.
Inspirational quotes and ideas provide us with a quick and timely burst of wisdom to get our focus back, offering the inspiration needed for the day or occasion.
You see, the way you think and feel about yourself, including your beliefs and expectations about what is possible for you, determines everything that happens in your life. It all derives from your quality of thinking.
When you improve the quality of your thinking,
you change the quality of your life—
Just as positive words can make someone smile, and/or, a well-timed amusing quote can make someone laugh, your own thoughts react to the world in real-time. You have this control!
In fact, you have complete control over only one thing in the universe — your thinking — and that’s where motivational quotes come in!
To keep your motivation, you have to use each day as an opportunity for improvement, to be better, to get a little bit closer to your goals. It might sound like a lot of work—and with your busy schedule—next to impossible. But you can do it!
Self-talk is so important—THINK RIGHT!
Motivational words, yes, they’re just words.
But they’re positive words; they will keep you on track.
Remember, you are only as young as the last time you changed your mind. Keep your thoughts and self-talk fun and productive and always reaching for advancement.
Remember, very little is needed to make a great life.
I hope these words I pick do help you.
BE INSPIRED BY THESE WORDS
Don’t give up on yourself when you can’t seem to get inspired. You are the one who has to make it happen. It’s easy to conclude, especially when you’re in the doldrums, that you’re just not a very motivated or talented person.
Accept that it’s OK to be down at times, and maybe others can help guide you to greater heights; as you help them to move forward.
Take a mental break to allow yourself to refocus. Digging into your own mental processes can provide unexpected sources of inspiration.
Taking that mental break can also be the break from the rut you’re in and you’ll see things in a different light.
Team up with others. Putting your group identity to work may mean that you partner up with people, like you, who are also seeking new sources of inspiration. Find help where you can.
Together, you may find that you’re bouncing far more creative ideas off each other than you could have come up with on your own. Things can be hard alone.
Realize that there are just some times in life when you won’t feel very inspired. It’s OK to spend the day in your sweats, on the couch and watching TV, and just to relax.
Maybe it is cold and gray outside, or perhaps too hot even to move. An occasional day off shouldn’t detract you from achieving your goals.
Break your inspiration down into manageable pieces. You may not get that one great idea, but perhaps you’ll have several small ideas that you can build up into something grand.
The main thing with your writing, make life better for others with your words; that will help you, too.
MY DAILY JOTTINGS >>
This week I spent at my house doing painting projects, things turned out well, too.
MY CHALLENGE FOR YOU THIS WEEK >>
Pick a room in your house that needs it, paint it in a beautiful way–pleasing to the eye.
NEXT BLOG >>
This week we will be going to see Beth’s friend Mea Stone at her place Stonywood’s Farm. They raise Angora goats, as well as chickens, ducks, guinea hens, and other creatures. I will give you the details next week.
Until then take a look at >>
You will be impressed by this facinating woman.
THIS WEEK, MAKE YOUR LIFE SOMETHING
THAT YOU CAN WRITE ABOUT!