Hot cup of coffee, open windows, cool October breeze; Dewey, my identity confused dog who thinks he is a human most of the time, sitting on a chair next to me, children lazing in bed …what a beautiful morning. Fresh with a clear morning mind and brilliant concepts I sit with my laptop intending to begin another research. Then it begins, clicking on one link, then another and another and another…. Suddenly I realize “oh geez my research...where was I?” Nada! Nothing! Zero!
After a couple of deep clearing breathes and composing myself I did a brief synopsis of my disappointing time wasting moments. Then did I realized, I did learn about Jennifer Garner’s proud confession of having a ‘baby bump’ after giving birth to three kids (discussing body image), Johnny Depp talking about being an introvert (personality types), watching a video on “A breakthrough in social and emotional learning” (emotional needs) and some FB catching up (social interest) I actually did part of my research! Now I have a new thesis!
“Lifestyles of personality types and the impact of emotional and social interest on physical and mental wellbeing.”
What I have learned with this experience is the power of “Intention”. I started with an intention for a research and unconsciously ended up completing what I initially set out to do. Imagine how deep and mysteriously our mind works and the brain that constantly keeps up to our inner thoughts and expectations. Imagine how beneficial all this can be if we consciously apply our thought process towards achieving something positive, creative and fulfilling. If well applied we will not only be able to achieve our individual goals but in fact be able to reach out to others in our community and help them set their goals too.
Edutopia (2014). A Breakthrough in Social and Emotional Learning. http://www.edutopia.org/louisville-sel-video
Caroline Fernandes is a holistic integrative psychotherapist & a wellness life coach.