When it comes to people the one thing we know is that we all have different ways of digesting information. However, many of us don’t realize what type of learners we are until we understand the different types of learning modalities. Some could say there are doers, while others may say they do better with visuals, and others may say they need to hear it first before they capture the information . What many of us don’t realize is that we are combination learners. Let me explain by giving you the different modalities and then you can see for yourself how you best digest information.
I believe one of the most majestic things in nature are trees.
- They have the ability to grow a little or grow to heights way beyond our reach without special equipment.
- They provide shelter for many birds, monkeys, squirrels, and other animals across the world. - During parts of the year they become so colorful many photographers spend time capturing the exquisite colors.
- They provide food for many animals and insects alike.
- They provide shade from the sun’s hot rays.
- They provide a place of shelter during turbulent storms.
Have you looked out the window to find a spring shower has begun? For many the rain may bring strife as they think about driving on the wet streets, how traffic may be worse, or how your newly washed car was dirty again . There’s another way of looking at these spring showers.
- Much needed water to quench the thirst of many plants allowing them to bloom into their full colors.
- Washing away the dirt and grim built up over days of wear and tear on streets, sidewalks and driveways.
- A much-needed bath for many birds and animals alike.
- The opportunity to slow down and take time to enjoy the ride home.
- The smell of freshness and nature
Many people ask me how I stay so calm and at peace every day. It’s quite simple, I meditate every morning when I get up and before I go to bed. I’m sure you’ve heard this before over and over again. But it’s true. It really works. By taking the time to do simple meditation you allow your body to relax and your mind to let go.
Let me take you through the process:
- Do you find it hard to put it down?
- Do you find yourself saying, “just one more email, one more text, one more call?”
- When you go to bed do you turn it off? • When you eat dinner with the family do you bring it with you and ignore the family?
- While walking down the street do you look up or is it too hard to take your eyes from the small screen? •
- Are you driving when you realize that you aren’t sure if you stop at the stop sign or not, because you were too busy texting?
- Is this the new addiction?