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  • Writer's pictureBrandon Smith

Building Balance: Finding Solace in Lego Sets

A couple of nights ago, I built this Ferrari Lego set.

 

Do you want to know why?

 

Because I’m trying to be better at balancing the mental grind by using my hands more. Whether it's building Lego sets or crafting something with my hands, I’m slowly learning that taking a break from the mental marathon can work wonders.

 

For those of us who spend the week immersed in tasks that exercise our minds, like problem-solving, strategizing, or creating, finding solace in manual activities is so beneficial. Building Lego sets isn't just for kids; it's a form of relaxation and rejuvenation. Engaging in tactile tasks like assembling bricks allows our minds to rest and recharge, fostering creativity and reducing stress levels.

 

The same principle applies vice versa: if you spend your weekdays working with your hands, whether it's crafting, fixing, or building, it's equally vital to give your mind some downtime. Engaging in activities that stimulate your intellect, like reading, puzzles, or learning something new, can provide the mental refreshment needed to tackle the next set of challenges.

 

So, whether you're a master of the mind or a champion of the hands, remember this saying my wife recently shared with me: “If you work with your mind, rest with your hands. If you work with your hands, rest with your mind.” It's all about finding that balance and keeping both your mind and body in Ferrari-type shape.

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