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snap out of it
« on: March 28, 2011, 01:13:43 am »

Claire's blog pointed me to The Sabbath Manifesto. We get so attached to our technologies and everyday lives that we fail to meditate or take a break from the intensity. This is a good suggestion:

The Sabbath Manifesto

Regardless of religious beliefs or what calendar you run by, everyone should “give it a rest”. Here is a good recipe for down-time.

Avoid technology
Connect with loved ones
Nurture your health
Get outside
Avoid commerce
Light candles
Drink wine
Eat bread
Find silence
Give back

Thanks to Lew Rockwell . com, I found another set of ideas to break out of the intensity; the rut. As an admitted pen and handwriting geek, parts of this really piqued my interest.  5 Items to Snap You Out of Your Digital Writing Routine

I've been carrying a gold-plated Cross pen at work for 2 years. NOBODY has been able to snitch it from me. It writes on that stupid thermal paper 100% of the time (and on darn near any other surface). But the above article reminded me of my high school days a million years ago when nothing but a cartridge fountain pen would do.  I might just have to get another one of them and do some cursive writing on gen-u-ine stationary.
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Re: snap out of it
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2011, 07:01:25 pm »

How about make music, sing, and/or dance.
For the seriously observant make it praise oriented.
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Re: snap out of it
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2011, 06:02:36 pm »

Skydive.   

A new way of seeing the world.

No worry, you can't miss.


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Re: snap out of it
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2011, 06:32:51 pm »

Try Challah for that bread... Look for an apple version for Rosh Hashannah. It's seriously awesome. There's a reason the Jews eat it on their Sabbath (Shabbat/Shabbos, depends on dialect) every week. I like to have a slice of it with Hot black tea, with milk and sugar... I dip the warm bread in my milk tea... It's literal heaven... ~♥~
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Re: snap out of it
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2011, 07:49:35 pm »

Skydive.   

A new way of seeing the world.

No worry, you can't miss.


:ph34r:

LOL!  Yep, it is a perspective.   Try the SPIE rigging too, if you know someone who has a helicopter and experience............  Next best thing to flying dreams...........
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Re: snap out of it
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2011, 07:55:45 pm »

My down time tends to be "Play with a concept" and make a system out of it with new concepts I have recently learned.  It integrates the knowledge and the "Gault-O-Dome" gulch might get you thinking warmer happier thoughts.

Other concepts to play with are what might happen in the world if it is the USA region that has the major dislocation, and what form of organization americans will have to assume to keep from going down the "Palestine" road thru UN partitioning.  (I suspect that Mexico and China might make some move for their own "reasons" as well).

I can usually do stuff like this when walking the gulch or other non-brain intensive stuff- later I may not be able to............
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Re: snap out of it
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2011, 09:51:07 pm »

I try to find a "project" that requires manual labor and that I can get done without any need for a "trip to the store".

IE:
I just finished up a metal chair that I salvaged from the trash.
Scrapped it [with a hand scraper] wire brushed it, rusty metal primered it and used used plywood for the seat back and seat itself. A final coat of finish paint and Voy-Lah [voila to the purists] a sturdy outdoor chair "saved".
Pretty ?
Nope but it is now a useful tool for someone who might need one and I received a rush of "accomplishment" for about four hours labor. [and kept my hand tool "skills" polished as well.]

Does that count?
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Re: snap out of it
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2011, 10:49:00 pm »

I guess shovel and water line leaks, weeding in the asparagus and raspberries, cleaning up the shop and finding places to put stuff away are all good ways to get the mind in a positive place.  Today they seemed to work for me.
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Re: snap out of it
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2011, 05:22:30 am »

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