Monday, April 15, 2013

Homemaking Psych 101

My work made me go to this class to help us understand how to handle relationships better.

If you work in a psychiatric facility, you tend to self diagnose- and many times even get solicited or unsolicited diagnosis from co-workers. This class had me self analyzing the entire time.

This is one thing I learned. If there is something wrong- stress, worry, fear, anger- your frontal lobe does not work properly. Now, they were talking about kids and school, but I was self diagnosing. I am not a psychiatrist or any kind of doctor, so this is all just a mom that thinks too much. NOT PROFESSIONAL. And I threw away my notes. But, maybe I have a point.

According to eHow, the frontal lobe controls planning, organizing, speech and language production, movement, emotions, and problem solving.

Moms (homemakers) tend to worry about a million things. This job employs a person that tends toward taking on stress and fear, which often leads to anger. Do you see where I am going?

So, I tested out my theory. (with a little conviction for encouragement)

Instead of waking and thinking about all of the problems and to-do lists, before any of that is allowed to enter my mind, before my feet hit the floor, I did this.

1) Magnified God in my thoughts.
2) Handed the day over to Him.
3) Recognized that He has a perfect plan for my day, and I just have to be close to Him so I can hear what it is. Resolved to obey it.
4) Be blessed with contentment.
5) Be filled with the Holy Spirit and it's fruit. (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness, faithfulness, goodness, and self control.)


My house is not any cleaner, but I do clean more. Maybe over time it will be, we shall see.
Even so, I'm just at peace.
I have less brain fog.
I know what I should be doing, and if I don't I know exactly how to find out.
I'm accomplishing things I couldn't have before.
Things just work out for good.

I like my theory.

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