Oooh, this is a good exercise. I often do far too much to help out and wind up drained.
I like to think I am a damn good booster rocket. The words “that’s impossible” never fly out of my mouth.
I am already good with:
- Small notes of “hey, have you seen this?” and links to relevant projects.
- Sending a “how is ….?” going messages.
- Sometimes, I do a BIG mitzvah.
I could be better with:
Seeing people. Especially in winter, my introvert wolfs out. I start to avoid people. Most people are unlike me and must be physically present to nourish a connection with another person. So I need to be present for those who are nourished by that.
Watching Youtube videos posted to me and actually watching Youtube. It’s a new way of communicating complicated ideas, especially thanks to Ted Talks. Often they are trying to cheer me up, engage dialogue or just convey an emotion to me this way. I just don’t like taking the time out from the faster process of my own thoughts.
Being better to myself. I actually know what’s necessary to be in a relaxed, creative, extended state – and it’s daily work, somewhat time consuming in and of itself. But it pays off dramatically.
I’m sure there’s more – but that may just be my battery habit kicking in.
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