I have to give my pain credit for increasing my creativity. There are so many daily situations where doing things the normal way just does not cut it. And I have to plan and improvise. This cartoon by Rube Goldberg is an example of the kind of thinking that many of us do on a daily basis just to navigate through the day. He has a great solution for what to do when you fall on ice.
So when confronted with a dilemma about how to get around some obstacle, I feel better if I can mentally remove myself from the frustration, go to my creative side and ask myself “What would Rube Goldberg do?”.
One of my favorite Rube Goldberg’s is that I always carry a stick of gum with me. If I drop something, let’s say a $20 bill, I can chew the gum, put it on the bottom of my shoe and then use it to pick up what I dropped.
Have you had Rube Goldberg moments? What are your favorites?
I really thought that this was a creative idea and will use it with my patients. Thanks for the creative time. It is so easy to get caught in the process of doing a task that you can forget to have fun.
Thanks for stopping by. So glad you like being creative also. Using my right brain to deal with chronic pain issues can be refreshing. If nothing else it gives me a new viewpoint and even that bit of refreshment can be worthwhile. I admire the work that your center does. Mary