I may have never worked in Human Resources or tried to practice Psychology in any way but the degree has somehow always guided how I live. With the absence of an adult acceptance of religion* of any kind, I turned to patterns of the human mind to help me get from Point A to B.
Take my attempts at organizing our teeny apartment and how something embedded in my mind from Behavior Modification class helps me. The TV used to be in front of the bed but it remained unused for a year. I knew that watching TV in bed will be detrimental to us since we have weird sleeping patterns. Before I did the furniture rearrangement last month, our “living room” was our “home office.” We had no place, other than the bed, to just sigh and forget about work for a little while. Of course, that made about 1/2 of our apartment related to a stressor. Because let’s face it, any type of work, even one done from the comforts of your own home, is still WORK.
But it’s all about knowing how discriminative stimuli operate. So I made one wall of our apartment stress-related and moved our tables against it. Here is how our home office looks like:
And now we have a tiny living room to lounge in and pretend there is no pressing work waiting for us the moment the laptops are booted.
Today is the last day to be part of my birthday giveaway. Will be drawing the winners tomorrow. :)
*I’m no atheist, though, FYI.