Friday, January 03, 2014
Color etching by Giovanni Volpato, the oil painted c. 1770 by Francesco Maggiotto, Italian painter, (Venice 1738 - Venice 1805)
Title Puppet theatre (I Burattini)
Date c. 1770
Dimensions 38.5 × 29.5 cm (15.2 × 11.6 in)
Copia del grabado en color conservado en el Museo Gadagne, de Lyon.
I heard a story on NPR yesterday morning and haven’t been able to stop thinking about it. I am constantly trying to figure out the cause for my reluctance to get started exercising and other issues of self care. I do this because I would like to change this behavior. I’ve tried many things and the most successful for me is going to classes. Sometimes the malaise becomes so bad that I do not make it to classes, either. It doesn’t make sense to me because once I get started, I really like it. It is that first minute that sometimes seems like an insurmountable hurdle.
Essentially, the book called Scarcity is about how the stress of too little time or too little money changes the ways we think and behave. It has an account of how the too little time factor influenced the behavior of one of the authors.
I don’t think that too little time and too little money are the only scarcities that would influence how we treat ourselves and how that plays out in self-care and health.
I like to be aware of the factors that could be influencing my behavior. It seems easier to me to change a behavior if I can recognize the puppet strings and cut them.