Exercise is the beginning; however, there is much more to being a Decision-Maker.
Chapter 2 – Write it Out to Right It Out
Technique – “write it out, to right it out.”
The purpose is to “write it down,” maintain a journal or create lists. Writing reveals your inner most self, your soul (your mind, will and emotions). Maintaining lists or a journal helps to focus the thoughts. Lists and journals validate the perspective of the writer. Also, lists and journals aid the writer by having a method to achieve the perspective’s goals.
Keeping a journal or maintaining lists, serves to:
- Control stress
- Center the thoughts, and
- Track progress
- Advancing the goal
Creating a “List.”
The purpose to create a list varies. A list establishes a timeline to achieve a goal, (e.g. daily, monthly, yearly or longer). A list provides a way to release stress. The writer can express their emotions. The process of creating a list helps to funnel the emotions on any topic. Ultimately, the list is a document to clear the mind.
Types of Lists
- Daily “to-do” lists – provides in-a-day structure and methodological pattern to achieve the goal.
- Life goals – a one year, 5 years, or 10 years plan.
- Fun list – This a list created with friends
Obstacles to fulfilling List:
“The “Styrofoam cup” time on the Timeline.
What is the “Styrofoam cup” time? It is when you or a loved one become ill. Continual visits to the hospital or clinic begin and the world appears to be evolve around medical care. This time has the label “Styrofoam cup” due to the fact that this is the time when most visitor of the patient and the patient themselves obtain their nutrition through Styrofoam cups. Although, the emotions may elude to a never-ending emotional state, it will not last forever. The best thing a person can do during this time is to allow themselves time. Experience peace and do not stress over the “list” you created. The goals will manifest in time.
Sharing a List (s):
When a person creates a list initially, it may appear self-absorbed or trivial for the moment. However, the list itself may provide needed documentation to aide another person’s journey. Personally, I believe this type of “list” is a foundation to a good book. Do you agree?
A method to create a shareable list is: write the problem and the solution besides the problem.
In an instance where there is a calamity, you may not think of making a shareable list, however, if you write down the problem to ease the mind and the solution that came to you, guess what, you have just created a shareable list.
Another shareable list is the “Fun list.”
As an event around the holidays, a “Fun list” is a great opportunity to clear out the “bad” and prepare for the “good.” The zenith is to “Bon Fire” the list of “bad” and pledge to meet again to read the “good” list.
The benefit of “Fun list” is sharing the experience with friends, to treasure trove and planning to meet again at the holidays to read the accomplishment and/or short coming without guilt.