A Change of Scenery
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Everything is exciting in a new place. I was at my sister's last week caring for her after a major leg break that required a 4 hour surgery. I was helping her with very typical even mundane tasks like cooking, cleaning, fetching things for her, doing laundry. While I was baking banana muffins -heart healthy, of course- it hits me, a warm, content feeling. I wanted to transport my whole life to that warm content moment. I concluded that even the most boring tasks that I perform every week in my own home were now interesting and exciting and gave me a very content feeling with a change of scenery.
Take that thought and inject this nutrition, fitness and weight loss scene...a new place of mind. Exciting, interesting, fresh, surprising. What happens when this new scene becomes familiar, routine, a habit? Isn't that what I should be trying to achieve? Getting in a familiar routine of good habits? My fear is this new scene, like house work, will then become less interesting, boring, and mundane. What may come next for me is lack of interest and then finally all but abandon this old boring scene.
So, the challenge is to keep the scene fresh. Hmmm…keep the scene fresh. I think I will apply the KISS method. Keep It Simple Stupid. Try a new recipe – how about hummus? Try a new sport – I live in MN, snowshoeing sounds good. I simply need to keep this very important scene, this new place of mind, fresh.