Where Do You Go to Think Things Over?

I hope you have such a place, a spot outdoors where the mood matches what’s going on inside you. I live in the sometimes high-stressed world of Real Estate, by choice. No one makes me do it. I’m a Realtor with Century21 Beutler and Associates in downtown Coeur d’Alene. It’s a great place as far as I’m concerned but anyone who’s delt in Real Estate knows that sometimes it just gets way stressful. There’s a lot at stake.

Where do you go when you need to think? My favorite place is a little lake about 20 miles from my home that's just far enough off the beaten path that I can just about guarantee I'll be alone, and if not that the others on the water will be in the same quiet, contemplative mood as me. Commentary and photo by Dwayne Parsons

Where do you go when you need to think? My favorite place is a little lake about 20 miles from my home that’s just far enough off the beaten path that I can just about guarantee I’ll be alone, and if not that the others on the water will be in the same quiet, contemplative mood as me. Commentary and photo by Dwayne Parsons

When You Need to Think Things Over, Where Do You Go?

I hope you have some place, some private get-away place where you feel completely yourself, so much so that your thoughts slow down enough to stabilize and creativity stirs again in your heart like a seed with a new flower.

I’ve got a great home. I’m married to my best friend, as far as I’m concerned. She provides me with companionship, sound counsel, encouragement and insight, and sometimes we just sit around and enjoy each other’s company. But there are other times, when the stresses of business life need to be sorted out, thought through. And it’s not always best done by pouring it out on your spouse.

Sometimes we just need that quiet place where thoughts can sort themselves out while we do something mindless that we enjoy: like fishing. That’s my outlet. And these aren’t big fish in this spot. I’ll catch trout there, and some bass; but mostly it’s the sunfish that occupy the bending of my rod.

It takes no amount of thinking. I’ve fly fished for these little avid eaters so much that I just know where they are and they seem to understand. It’s my place to enter the “zone”, that inner place where you are just one with the environment and the environment seems to respond to you with open arms. It causes joy. It yields peace.

The picture above was taken on my place of quiet. I’ve got other places too; that’s not the only one. But it certainly is a near guarantee that I’ll solve the problems of my day or week and that I’ll return to work renewed, full of life again and no longer beaten down with too much effort.

I do that for my clients as much as for myself.

I hope you have such a place; and I hope more so that this little bit of writing stimulates you to locate such a place and to go there so that you too can come back into your work world feeling good about it, capable and creative.

See Also: One Sure Way to Shut Down Stress and North Idaho: Quiet Places

Dwayne Parsons, the owner/editor of SandpointPR
is also a Realtor with
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Century 21 Beutler & Associates

208-765-5554 Office
208-691-6816 Fax
208-290-2300 Dwayne’s mobile phone