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When our minds are idle and disengaged we begin to seek fulfillment in external things
How true is that! So what can we do to keep our minds from being idle? I don’t know about you, but my mind always seems to be racing from one thing to another. I’ve got lists of things I need to do in my home that are constantly running through my mind. These range from cleaning lists, to daily routines with the girls. I’m also constantly evaluating the space in my home and rearranging furniture in my mind (since my body won’t let me actually move it right now). I could sit and dream of the things I like, purchases that might make me happy, but I’m being honest when I say I don’t. So I guess my mind isn’t very idle, and I’m happy. In general I’m a very happy, optimistic person.
It’s really funny (and sometimes frustrating), when I show Mark a craft I want to make. He looks at it, and says that’s cool. Later, I will find him browsing the internet for the same “craft”, but already made. Yeah it would be easier to purchase it already made, but I really enjoy having something for both my mind and hands to do. For example, later this month I’ll be making a Drum light for our new Dining Room. Not only will I have something to do that will keep my mind busy, I have also found a tutorial that will keep it at a cost cheaper than buying one brand new. For more tips on keeping your body, mind and soul healthy while living a frugal life visit this post
I love this! I mean having one place for everything that needs to leave your house, it’s just brilliant. Especially the library box! I’m still trying to figure out a place to put in our home, but once things are a little more settled down, I’m sure I’ll find an easy place, that won’t be in the way.
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