Thursday, January 9, 2014
Your Life A-Z INTEREST
What really flips your switch? What is it that you love to do? If you had one day to spend doing anything you wanted, what would it be? Don’t be flip about this. Think about it. How do you spend your time and do you enjoy spending it that way? If we do not develop interest in what we spend most of our time doing, then we get bored and boredom leads to depression, anxiety, and a multitude of other negative activities in our life.
What draws your attention is one way to think about interest. If you are in a room with different people, how do you choose which one to strike up a conversation with? Or a very practical level, check your closets and garage, how many unfinished projects have you stuffed away somewhere? The real reasons they are stuffed away is not because you ran out of time, but you did run out of interest and as a result choose other activities over completing whatever that is stuffed in your closet. Without interest there is no motivation. No one dates anyone that they are not interested in for very long unless perhaps the non-interested person becomes interested in changing the person they are dating. That is not interest in the date; it is a clear invested interest in changing someone else into your own image. So, be careful, interest is tricky. But certainly by the end of today, be able to list three different things that interest you. For instance, hiking, cooking, or your favorite football team.