Thinking about Thinking
May 31 2014
Thankfully, my life has been very busy with many good and sometimes challenging opportunities. It’s kind of like waking up with a new puzzle at your feet almost every morning and thinking to yourself that someone must have decided that you love solving puzzles but they forgot to clue you in that you like them. By the end of the day, you realize you do in fact like solving puzzles and you feel like you’ve accomplished something by solving part of the puzzle put at your feet that morning, but then the next morning it’s a whole new puzzle! I think someone has done a movie about this concept?
I get lots of great ideas of things to write about during the day, but I am not usually at my home computer when those ideas pop in my head. I’m typically in the middle of doing some work or kid related thing. When I finally sit in front of my personal computer at the end of the day, I have usually run out of steam or what some people refer to as the writing flow. As in most things in life, writing seems to happen best when you are in a zone. Things like playing sports, creating spreadsheets, creating software code, music, connecting with people, as well as writing seem easier when you are in a zone. When someone is in a zone, it looks effortless to those on the outside. I’ve seen my son and some of his teammates play soccer in the zone and it’s magical.
It makes me wonder why most of us don’t operate in our zones? Is it because we think too much or is it, according to the article Laughter, the best meditative medicine in the LA Times, because we don’t laugh enough? Or is it because we don’t take on enough risk: How To Hack Into Your Flow State And Quintuple Your Productivity (Fast Company).
Kids laugh more than adults. Adults are forced to think more than kids. If you want a good laugh watch baby laughing (YouTube almost 22 million views) and Baby Laughing Hysterically at Ripping Paper (Original) (YouTube almost 69 million view). So funny, it makes your eyes water!
If this post comes through without the issues I’ve had in the past on my blog, my next post will include the links to my a) recently published, b) many years in the making, and c) Wow, I finally did it, songs.Author: Aruni | Filed under: blogging, entrepreneurship, singing | Tags: baby laughing, in the zone, laughter is the best medicine, songwriting | 2 Comments »