I know I started a blog about neuroscience and the brain a few weeks ago and yet I’m not feeling the joy writing it.
Why is that I wondered?
Here is the thing, right now in my life I am feeling really happy. One of the reasons I know is because in my early life I was very unhappy. It is interesting how having a contrast can be useful. So I began to think about why I am happy.
Firstly and for me most importantly, I am in a marriage that nurtures and supports me to an amazing man. Joe and I have been married for over twenty years and if anything it is getting better with every year that passes.
As many of you know I had an operation before Christmas to remove my gall bladder. Last week I got the all clear from the surgeon. I can get back to exercising and living my life as normal. A great relief and it is wonderful knowing my body is now working properly.
A little note here, the surgeon tells me it had not been working at all for years, it is possible that my physical well-being was compromised for quite some time without me realising. This could be due to lack of contrast. When things change gradually we don’t always notice. I believe this is true with both positive and negative changes.
In terms of not feeling the joy about writing about neuroscience I think it was because I was having to work very hard with the writing. I like to write with a free flow. I realised my knowledge was not yet clear enough to write in the blog about neuroscience.
For this reason I signed up for a course on Medical Neuroscience on http://www.Coursera.org (I recommend you check this site out). It is possible I am slightly over reaching as it is 15 to 20 hours a week! Having said that I’m loving it!
Love of learning is one of my highest values according to the VIA strengths index. This makes sense to me as I am someone who is always taking courses and workshops. I love to learn particularly in a classroom with others.
Luckily there is an introduction to neuroscience starting on the same website in a couple of months so I might switch to that one if this one is too advanced or knowing me do both.
I don’t share these with you to brag but merely to raise your awareness. Have you noticed the things in your life giving you joy?
With this in mind I am switching to writing about happiness. I will come back to neuroscience when the writing flows.
Let me know your thoughts on the topic of happiness.
Two items of news to close with today.
I am once again running my popular free two day introduction to NLP. We run this to give people a chance to find out if NLP and our training style is for you.
The dates are 19th to 20th February, location Crowborough, East Sussex. See www.gwiznlp.com for details.
I am also launching my Association for Coaching recognised “Psychological Approaches to Coaching” in March. There are some details on www.gwiztraining.com or contact me direct for a pdf of the course, firstname.lastname@example.org