Last week I told you about my moment of straight-across peace to unsubscribe from unnecessary emails. Well, this week K. Sue has taught me to remember that you should continue to challenge yourself, always. She has always used the mouse of her computer with her left hand (as her mother is left handed.) I have always found this interesting, and with the office to myself this week, I was looking for ways to challenge what I do. Since it’s summer, and the office is a little slower than normal, I started working my left hand. How’s it going? Slow. I keep trying to grab the mouse with my right hand. It takes me longer to edit in Photoshop. It makes my arm hurt (who knew you were using so much muscle when using the mouse?) and it makes my fingers confused. But: I am doing it. And I am fidgeting less. Do I really need to click between my windows? Or am I just doing it because it’s easy? How badly do I need to check my myriad of websites I normally check? I find myself only doing things that are actually important. A return to focus, if you will. Exactly what I needed.
Will you try to use your left hand for your mouse for one week, and tell me how it goes?