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Attitude is Everything

Sunday, April 23, 2017

I need to take a vision field test every six months. I sit at a machine, 5 min. each eye, and the test is that each time you see a light, you click a button. The first time I took it, each 5 min. seemed more like 15 min. I decided to hate the test.

The second time I took the test I had plenty of time to prepare to hate the test even more. I succeeded and stressed through the whole 10 min.

The third time I realized I had to handle this test differently. I decided to make it a game - an arcade game. The little lights were aliens that needed to be zapped.

Result: I actually had fun and each test seemed to take 1 min.

emoticon I can apply this trick to other dislikes. emoticon
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  • MARBEALL
    Congratulations on putting a different spin on it!
    1318 days ago
  • NJ_BEACHCOMBERS
    attitude is everything

    1367 days ago
  • ERIN_POSCH
    wonderful! it never hurts to have a little fun in your day. remember "a spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down". not that you have to eat sugar, but it helps to find a little blessing or fun when taking on a not so likeable task. for a long time i told myself on bad days at the office that there is always the spinning chair to play in! =)
    1415 days ago
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