FCC Week 7: Basic Attitude, Video 4

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  • Things that give me new energy:
    1) Working (ok that sounds weird, but I really love my job and used to work full time, but I quit when I moved here and now I only work 1 or 2 days a month)
    2) Listening to music
    3) Gardening, or being outdoors, like hiking. I like to lay in the grass when there is a light breeze and a little shade.

  • Moving of any kind almost always gives me energy. I have used the ten minute rule from the “Running Room”, go walk or run or bike… for ten minutes; if you are still struggling then stop but almost always even ten minutes leads to more.

    I also find learning new things stimulating.
    I like to create: writing, making school materials for my work as an English as a Second Language Instructor.

  • I enjoy spending time with friends. Another thing that I do for self care is meditate. I am very involved with my church and lead study groups. I exercise up to 3 times a week with a group of people; some of the exercise routines build muscle strength, balance and then a yoga class.

  • I sure am curious about some of the techniques others use to feel better (zhan…, davening,playing Yum…). For me, I like to read; get wrapped up in a TV series (NOT Game of Thrones – something like “Poldark” or “This is Us” – “Mad Men” was also good); exercise with weights or bike rides or swimming; going out with girlfriend for dinner and wine, and sometimes, just nap.

  • These things make me feel good and restore my energy:
    Birding – anytime I’m able to get outside and observe birds, I feel better. Alone or with friends, being among the birds fills me up

    Going for a drive with my favorite music playing. I so enjoying watching the urban sprawl thin out into subdivisions that thin out into farm land, that thins out into wide open spaces.

    Having dinner/drinks with good friends.

  • Things that make me feel good and give me new energy:
    – Going for a hike with my wife, Joan, and our Lakeland terrier, Loki.
    – Practicing tai chi, which is a wonderful centering discipline and a form of meditation for me.
    – Giving free reign to my curiosity and learning something new, or engaging in an activity like fly fishing that completely focuses my mind in the moment.

  • (1) Eating well and having a good night’s sleep.

    (2) Practicing Zhan Zhuang – it’s my centering discipline. It’s an internal martial art focusing on health through body awareness. It’s about letting go of negative thoughts, feelings, emotions; physical pain, trauma and old injuries. It’s also about intentionally letting positivity and health fill me to overflowing. When I don’t know how to handle something, it’s a good time for cries for help and spontaneous prayers of faith. I like to do it barefoot outdoors.

    (3) Davening – whether alone or with a minyan.

    (4) Spending extended time in the great outdoors with my husband.

    (5) Doing whatever is on my plate with joy and excellence.

  • Taking a walk in my urban jungle. I like to walk with my husband. Sometimes we walk and solve the world’s problems and sometimes we just walk, conversation not necessary.
    Sharing a meal and good conversation with family or friends.
    Finishing a project – I like to quilt and get a great deal of satisfaction from completing a project and seeing my idea come to fruition.

  • Listening to Music, “Music can promote healing and well being, and it has even been used as a special form of therapy for people suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.”

    Accepting what is, appreciating the moment.
    “The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ, Moves on: nor all your Piety nor Wit Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line, Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it”

    Ending the day relaxing on the patio with my wife.
    “A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread — and Thou”

  • What makes me feel good is:
    Going to my cottage and reconnect with nature.
    Play a silly game like Yum with my husband
    Going out to dinner with a good friend

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