originally posted on Friday, March 11, 2011
What is a “Structure”?
The photo above, taken by my husband, of our yellow lab on our recent beach walk, serves as a structure for me. I haven’t tested my theory but am certain my blood pressure reduces and I know I breathe easier when I look at this pic!
This “structure” serves as my reminder to take needed breaks. It is my desktop photo.
“Structures” are used to alert you to take desired action. They serve as reminders of what is important to you.
A “structure” doesn’t have to be an object. It can be an action, like finding an exercise partner so that you will carry through with this promise you’ve made to yourself to become/stay physically fit.
The various alerts we can set on our phones can be used as “structures”.
A piece of artwork our child has made us can be used as a “structure” at our office desk to remind us of what really matters and to “not sweat the small stuff”.
Coaches assist clients by challenging them to create a “structure” for something the client states they will do.
The “structure” can be a big leap, like going for a PhD to advance yourself toward something you want to become and won’t be able to accomplish without this type of learning.
Having a “structure” or many “structures” helps us make a desired change or changes in our life.
It is a mindful, self respecting gesture to create a “structure” for yourself.
Spring is almost here. Create a “structure”!
Sometimes, it does get to be “all about you”!