It pays to have head space. Everything good that I have accomplished in my life has proceeded from a well – ordered thought life. I have observed personally that when all of my thoughts are crammed & unorganized Then my life reflects that very disorder. The disorder that is within results in disorder without and all throughout my life.
Thoughts follow the natural flow of our world and entropy or the second law of thermodynamics. The definition of entropy that this specifically applies to is the second definition which states that entropy is a: lack of order or predictability; gradual decline into disorder.
The second definition:
Lack of order or predictability; gradual decline into disorder.
is perfect because a gradual decline into disorder is exactly what can take a person who has exercised self-control over their own mind for an extended period of time by surprise. That gradual decline is rarely noticeable until the weight and chaos of unordered thoughts is more than is bearable.
Disciplines of the Mind.
Disciplines of the mind are the only way to combat the gradual slide into chaos caused by entropy. What disciplines of the mind are most useful?
- Daily Journaling
These are a few of the things that I have practiced over the years to get back to that quiet place. As of late these practices have not been present in my life and the entropy of thought has shown in many of my actions.
I find that even writing in this blog is currently helping me to reflect and order my thoughts.
Many of my friends probably see me as an extrovert because I am able to very easily converse with others and have quite a bit of a charismatic personality. However, the results of my Meyers Briggs personality profile has continually revealed that I am more introverted (INTP).
My introversion flows from the fact that I like to order my thoughts before I speak on anything at length. I am not the type of person that has a case of what I like to refer to as verbal diarrhea. When things get too wordy, I get woozy and words without a point are pointless.
I also find that talking too much and out too frequently sows thoughts of disorder into my mind as well. To put it more simply, I like to have a goal in mind when I do have a conversation.
I do find however that a conversations with clear and mutually beneficial purposes in mind are stimulating and once engaged in such a conversation I can continue for quite some time.
How do you get “Head Space”?
Before this blog devolves into one of those types on conversations I will pass the baton to you. What are some of the ways that you get headspace? How has having headspace benefitted you in your life? let me know in the comments & have a great Sunday!