Posts Tagged With: Willie Nelson

Day 2347: Optimal Fuel

What is your optimal fuel?

Is it

  • a good night’s sleep?
  • naps?
  • supportive people?
  • animals?
  • community?
  • poetry?
  • music?
  • friends?
  • peace?
  • forgiveness?
  • magic?
  • beliefs?
  • humor?
  • hope?
  • nature?
  • travel?
  • the city?
  • the country?
  • walking (or other exercise you enjoy)?
  • work?
  • celebrations?
  • taking time for yourself?
  • wishes?
  • writing?
  • observing?
  • questions?
  • answers?
  • love?
  • nutritious food, including kale?

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Two optimal videos show up (here and here) when I search YouTube for “Willie Nelson Optimal Fuel”:

Gratitude is one of my optimal fuels, so thanks to all who helped me create today’s optimal post and — of course! — to YOU.

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Day 1912: Jumping to conclusions

Are you ready for some jumping to conclusions?

If you jump to this page about jumping to conclusions, you’ll see that jumping to conclusions includes two very common cognitive distortions:  mind reading and fortune telling.

Perhaps some of you are jumping to the conclusion that I’m writing about jumping to conclusions today because of something that jumped out at me yesterday.

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I wonder if there are any conclusions or jumping in my other photos from yesterday.

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With all those bunnies jumping out at us, we might jump to the conclusion that Easter is approaching.

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I jumped to the conclusion that cats would be in that box and in that card holder, but they weren’t. However, cats were nearby.

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This  is always on my mind about jumping to conclusions:  sometimes we’re right and sometimes we’re not.  Let’s not jump to the conclusion that our conclusions are always right and other people’s conclusions are always wrong.

If jumping to conclusions really burned calories, I wouldn’t be gaining weight from eating delicious food.

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If you jumped to the conclusion that Michael made salmon last night, your conclusion would be correct.

Has anybody jumped to the conclusion about what music we’ll be jumping to now?

In conclusion, thanks to all who helped me create today’s post and to you — of course! — for jumping to my blog today.

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Day 1468: Advice

Even though people sometimes look to me for advice, I am hesitant to give it.

My advice about advice to new psychotherapists often includes the following:

  1. Giving advice is easy.
  2. Any advice you give is subjective.
  3. People have probably heard your advice before.
  4. Wrong advice could damage your relationship.
  5. Advice is common; acceptance is rare.
  6. Encourage people to use their own wisdom and experience, rather than depending on your advice.

I don’t advise that we all stop giving or listening to advice. Advice is everywhere and some can be very helpful.

I now advise that we look at my photos from yesterday. Perhaps we’ll find some advice.

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Here‘s some musical advice:

Any advice about today’s post?

My advice is to express appreciation to others, including all those  who helped me create this blog (including Willie Nelson and Ken from Cardiac Rehab) and — of course! — YOU.

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