Saturday, July 3, 2010
The Magic Of Energizing Ideas
Sometimes you need to give yourself just a bit more energy to finish that last bit of a run, a project or your workday. There are a variety of physical things you can do such as cupping your hands over your mouth and nose so that you breathe in your own carbon dioxide for a second. This will cause the brain to open up blood vessels in order to get more oxygen and thus you will have a bit more energy. There are mental things you can do as well, just as reminding yourself that you are nearly through. That seems to give one a burst of energy. Another way to energize yourself is to go away from that which you are enduring for a moment and get an exciting idea. That might seem to be easier said than done, but it is actually easy. If you are feeling a lack of energy an idea of any kind is a vacation or a shot in the arm. Plan a fun dish for supper, think of a happy surprise for a loved one, perhaps another place to look for something you have lost or are researching can occur to you now. It doesn't have to be a patentable idea. Just an idea that takes you away from the dullness that you are enduring at the moment. Maybe you can even think of how you can exaggerate your suffering of the moment and use it in a dinner table conversation. Even if the idea is not to be used later, the excitement of having it will have served a good purpose. It has made you life better for the moment. Let it spark you for that brief time or longer if you want it to. It was brief magic that helped you. May the spark be with you.