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Blog Post: http://www.mindmapinspiration.com/how-to-enjoy-washing-the-dishes/

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  • 1. How to enjoy washing the dishes The easiest way to enjoy daily chores is to introduce a fun element. Change the way you view the chore, so that you can’t wait until you do it next time. Looking forward to a chore – is that really possible? Can I really enjoy doing the washing up every day? Yes! It depends how you view the chore. Chores represent perfect opportunities for exercising present moment awareness (See http://www.mindmapinspiration.com/present-moment-awareness-mind-map-paul-foreman/), thought reduction (See http://www.mindmapinspiration.com/stop-thinking-free-85-page-e-book-paul-foreman/) and relaxation. Total focus on the chore with 100% effortless concentration; relaxing into what you are doing rather than resisting the moment. Resistance to the chore is primarily thought based – once you surrender to the moment you can explore the fun side of what you are doing. By heightening the senses (See http://www.mindmapinspiration.com/how-to-heighten-your-senses-mind-map-paul-foreman/) instantly you become aware of the sights, smells and sounds. In the moment, fully engaged on the task, the chore is simply something you are doing rather than something you are opposing. Instead of allowing your mind to drift off into the past or future, totally concentrate on the chore alone – there is plenty of time to think later on. How can the washing up be more fun? How could it not! You can use all of your senses; explore textures and temperatures, different materials, shapes and sizes. You can marvel at the design and patterns, methods of manufacture, consider the history, who invented the implement. What alternatives might we use? Is the design easy to clean or has it got flaws? Thousands of journeys from a single bowl full! Then there’s the bubbles – when was the last time you had fun with bubbles? Sounds bring an entire repertoire to the moment. From water sounds, to tapping cups and mugs, dishes and even the washing up bowl itself. Experiment with filling cups with different amounts of water to vary pitch and tone. Tap trays, pots and pans, squeak by rubbing your fingers over plates and objects and even the sink top. Become a musician and play music on the utensils and accessories; compose new tunes, test the musical knowledge of others by having them guess the song. How about a league – timed events, number of items, speed of washing up and marks for accuracy of cleaning and no breakages! Set a timer and see how long the so called chore really takes. What might you have done in the same amount of time? What could you combine in the same amount of time? Could you listen to an audio book or CD or learn a new language whilst washing up? You might play music or listen to a comedy CD, perhaps dance, jig, sing, rattle and tap along as you wash the dishes.
  • 2. You could combine the chore with an exercise regime; run or walk on the spot, try steps or twists or pump your arm muscles as you lift the items out of the bowl. Washing the dishes is a daily chore; it really doesn’t take that long and is a necessary part of living. It has to be done – can you make it more fun?
  • 3. To see more Mind Maps by Paul Foreman visit the Mind Map Inspiration Website www.mindmapinspiration.co.uk and Subscribe to the Mind Map Inspiration Blog to receive new Mind Maps, plus creativity and drawing tips. Blog at www.mindmapinspiration.com Mindmaps ® were invented by Tony Buzan They help us progress from "linear" (one-dimensional) through "lateral" (two-dimensional) to "radiant" (multi-dimensional) thinking. For more information see his books and visit the following website: http://www.thinkbuzan.com/uk/a_id/4b6af8ce8268d (Affiliate link)
  • 4. E-Books available from http://www.mindmapinspiration.co.uk including: In this E-Book I share how I create ideas and help guide you towards the land of infinite possibilities. Never be stuck for an idea again! Contents Why simple is often best Fresh ideas Use thinking – don’t let it use you Lifespan of an idea Simplicity of an idea Everything stems from a thought Planning ahead and the bigger picture Sparking ideas Random thinking styles Creativity Toolkit Outside the box outside the box Ideas don’t dry up – thoughts do Constant Daily Learner Land of infinite possibilities Includes the following Mind Maps: 5W1H Idea Creation Topical Ephemeral or Practical Immortal Theory of the Brain Idea Planning Ahead and the Bigger Picture Sparking Ideas What is Original? Thinking Styles Thinking styles template Creativity Toolkit Mind Map Planetary Thinking 360° Thinking Creative Focus Odd Combinations Thinking outside the Box Thinking outside the Box Checklist Curious Brain Constant Daily Learner
  • 5. Beginners guide Colour wheel and use of colours Suggested Equipment Drawing Fish Drawing Cats Drawing Books Using Stencils & Templates Drawing Hats Mind Map Templates Drawing Curves & Shapes Detailed breakdown of “Fantasy Mind Map” Enhancing Creativity through Thought Reduction Drawing Speed Tests Drawing Faces Lettering Photo to Cartoon transfer Drawing Tips and Tricks Doodleboards Mind Maps Learn how to take your drawing to the next level in my second E-Book and discover the secrets of "How I drew my minds" Including: The thoughts behind the maps Mind Map structure What products I use Tips and tricks for drawing Colour placement Image placement Detailed image analysis Illustration walkthrough step by step Fast sketching Idea generation From a simple line and curve to an image Overlap and 3D Plus a few surprises!
  • 6. “Happiness Beyond Thought” 85 Page illustrated E-Book - Including Mind Maps £5.99 Discover true happiness and inner peace Learn how to stop incessant thinking and take control of your thoughts Learn how to meditate, relax your mind and body and foster inner calm How to stay in the present moment How to let go, find simplicity and transform your life for good Simple tips and strategies for a harmonious and stress-free life Includes: Happiness is your primary state Stop Thinking Happiness is inside you Go Within Meditation Organisation – Inner & Outer Coming back to now (Present Moment Awareness) Includes the following Mind Maps: Happiness is your primary state Stop Thinking Tips Happiness is inside you Go Within Meditation Organisation Present Moment Awareness Positive Acronym Your Name Letting Go Plus a Bonus Mind Map
  • 7. “Mind Map Game Boards” 46 Page E-Book Plus 8 Large JPEG Image Set £5.99 Choice Maker Game Board Use the Choice Maker Game Board as a Random Choice Selector for idea generation, fun and more Choice Maker Blank Version The Blank version allows you to create unique Choice Maker Game Boards of your own Boredom Buster Game Board Select random hobbies, ideas, pastimes and interests; for occasional daytrips, days out, or lifetime pursuits Chore Choice Game Board Add a fun element to sharing out or selecting chores using the Chore Choice Game Board Positive Thinking Game Board Enhance your mood and create a positive thinking environment with the Positive Thinking Game Board Theme Maker Game Board Create ideas and storylines from the images within the Theme Maker Game Board “My Favourite” Mind Map Outline your personal favourites for a snap shot of your unique personality Bonus Mind Maps Two Bonus Mind Maps Mind Map Game Board Image Set (8 Individual Large Size JPEG Images) You can print the images out in whichever size you wish and even laminate them for longevity