I know it’s an old saying but I find it to be true in my life. Even at the smallest level. And especially this time of year.
When I find myself unorganized and thoughtless in some part of my life, if I look around it is pretty much dominant through out. This past week [for the last couple actually] with all the holiday festivities my eating has been thoughtless. I’ve been eating like a viking. Pillaging anything I can get my hands on. It’s easy to do this time of year. The other day I looked around the inside of my truck and noticed that it was a mess. Not so much the paper wrappers, but sand, old pens, things I should have mailed last week and other just stuff. I take a lot of pride in my truck. Especially the inside and all the stickers on it. I go find some work out clothes and none were to be found. I hadn’t done my laundry in over a week.
I could go on and on…..somehow my thoughtlessness had permeated my whole life. It happens from time to time.
It’s any easy fix. All I usually do is be thoughtful for one thing in my life. I usually clean my room or clean my car. This leads to better things. Since I just cleaned the car. I don’t eat in it. I wait till I get home and have something nourishing. I usually feel better having had something substantial and it leads to even better things and the snowball starts rolling the right way.
So if you are having a hard time with your eating or getting to the box, start with something basic. Or just make a thoughtful decision to come and work out. It will lead to better things for the day.
Where ever you place your thoughts, that is where you will be taken.
I found this fun article about how you pump your gas is the way you treat your significant other . It is true that the way you do anything is the way you do everything…..you have to do it right……enjoy!
….But more often that not, when you pay attention, you’ll notice the way a person does one thing indicates a lot about the way they’ll do something else. Such as… how a guy pumps gas often illustrates how he’ll be in bed.
Consider his arrival. Does he pull up to the pump, slam on the brakes and make the car rock to a stop? Or does he ease up very slowly and gently apply the brakes to bring the car to a full and complete stop? Once he’s out from behind the driver’s seat, does the guy rush to pay, swiping his card with the speed of a hammer strike? Or is he the type to awkwardly fumble about as he pulls his card out of his wallet? Perhaps, he’s a little bit geeky and squints to read the tiny electronic numbers on the display; but you notice, he’s gentle with the keypad buttons so the transaction goes slowly, but smoothly. And you know there’s nothing wrong with slow and smooth.
Of course, there’s the obvious question. How does he insert the nozzle? Is he rough with it, forcing it in with no regard to the car? Or is he awkward about it, scratching the car with the metal tip? Does it take him three clumsy attempts to get the darn thing in? Or does he casually slide it in? Obviously, not his first time pumping gas.
And let’s say you have a little time on your hands, so you watch what he does while the gas pumps and he waits. Does he start grooming himself in public like an ape at the zoo? Or does he immediately get back in the car and start air drumming to some shitty band you don’t like? Does he keep staring at the under-aged girl leaning against her shitbox Nissan with Wisconsin plates? Or does he stare at himself, admiring his reflection in the mirrored aluminum paneling of the gas pump? Maybe he notices you and flashes a small smile, since he caught you watching him. Oh, look he has a sense of humor.
When the gas is finally done pumping, how he finishes is just as important. Sometimes, it’s more telling. Having gotten what he came for, does he yank the nozzle out, then quickly, almost automatically, slam it back into the pump and drive away? Or does he pull out too early and wind up shooting gas all down the side of the car? Or maybe he’s careful to ease the gas nozzle back into the pump. Perhaps, he’s also the sort who lets you pull your car out first so you easily merge with the flow of traffic and he smiles just before you drive away.