Blogs by Leir Williford
O is for Observation
11/15/2007 9:39:59 AM
Originally Posted on August 26, 2007
Observation is just as critical as awareness. Be in touch with your moods, your tone of voice and your behaviors. Do self checks. Questions to ask yourself: “Am I angry all the time?” Is everyone getting on my nerves? Or is it me?” Are family and friend approaching and responding to you different. Are they avoiding you. Observe if your normal behaviors have changed.
Some of my pastimes are writing my future novels, reading mysteries, going to the movies, searching for sales, taking long walks and exercising. I watch television sparingly. There may be a couple of programs I watch faithfully every week. I have TIVO to record my favorite shows so I can watch them at my leisure and to enjoy my off time doing the above.
After a series of unavoidable situations, I found myself sprawled across my bed watching up to 3 to 4 hours television nightly and searching for my more programs. I hadn’t written in 6 weeks. I had a book I started to read in May and hadn’t completed. Daily, I drove past my bargain places, heading home to see what new programs TIVO had recorded. My walks consisted of trotting to the refrigerator during commercials to get a cold drink. And, I had a free 8 week trial membership at Bally’s that was nearly expired. My self-check with close observation enlightened me. I was not coping with my problems. I was coping out.
Learn to observe your changed behaviors and discern if they are for the good or for the bad.
Leir Williford, Author
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