I rarely refer to the work for which I am paid – and that’s the only work I think of as work - I’d upset someone… somehow… for sure. Everything else I just play at. If I set out to do something and at the end of the day it is done, I guess that would qualify as work. But if I find a hundred distractions between starting and finishing the job, the work factor seems diminished. Windows need cleaning? I can start on Saturday morning and maybe they will be finished by Sunday evening. And if they’re not….so what? They will be finished some other time. I no longer have what I was once so proud of – a work ethic!
The definition I have fixed on is: physical or mental effort directed towards doing or making something. A little while ago I was having trouble finding the appropriate word to use in everyday speech and remembering names, which I’d never been all that good at, so a bit of a slip was most unwelcome. I often remember names by remembering the nicknames I have given people first. But when I almost blurted out the nickname in place of the name, it was very nearly one of those embarrassing moments with which even Minties can’t help. Since then I’ve scheduled a little brain and memory test time into each evening.
(I'd love to know if anyone can find that five letter word.)
I have a rather advanced exercise schedule. Intense workout, followed by a gentle wind down (reading), then a total unwind (knitting). A totally knackered brain could never have worked out a workout like that!
Made short work of that topic, didn’t I?
The rest of the FSO team will show us their work here. It will be interesting to see how others have approached the topic.