A List of Things to Do Each Day: Beaux’s Way of Thinking

30 Jan

I actually wrote this list, and though it isn’t about food, it is inspirational and will likely be helpful to someone reading it.

1. Listen to music you like, when you first get up in the morning, and before you go to bed. Seek out and listen to at least one song you’ve never heard before.

2. Write a short story, even if it’s only a single page long.

3. Draw. Anything. Seriously.

4. Exercise! Your body wants it.

5. Pray and meditate. Your soul wants it!

6. Free-think. Allow random patterns and connections to form in your mind, and then gently nudge them to create novel, arbitrary ones.

7. Matrixing. Throw your senses into some random object, and isolate the senses, one by one. See the blueness of something. See the squareness of something.

8. Create something. It needn’t be a masterpiece- just a creation!

9. Learn a new word in your native language- and use it.

10. Study a foreign language.

11. Cook something, even if it’s a frozen pizza, and add your own ingredients to the pre-made food. This tends to make it healthier, and you’ll enjoy it more.

12. Not a holiday but feel like celebrating? Invent your own holiday, name it, give it a theme, and start partying. Don’t think too hard about it- just find something to be happy about and go with it!



Posted by on January 30, 2011 in food


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4 responses to “A List of Things to Do Each Day: Beaux’s Way of Thinking

  1. Project Van

    January 31, 2011 at 4:16 am

    wow that:s quite a lot for one day!!
    i would love to hear more about this matrixing and similar mental tools….

    • enamouredslave

      January 31, 2011 at 7:50 pm

      The matrixing happened on its own, and then my therapist at the time gave it the name. I’ve never see a reference to it beyond that. It’s kind of Zen-like, but it was spontaneous.

  2. gigi

    January 31, 2011 at 5:51 am

    Mercy me !!!! That is a lot to do in one week, not just one day….well, I am a lot older than you, so it certainly would be for me…

    • enamouredslave

      January 31, 2011 at 7:49 pm

      You don’t have to do any of those things for a terribly long time on any given day! That’s the beauty of it- the point is not to do it at length, just to do it for the sake of having a fulfilling life.


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