I thought I would show you why I love to jog on the Charles River esplanade.
I’m doing a bit of a crazy experiment tomorrow.
Today I had an epiphany: I was reminded of the notion of learning styles and sensory preferences when I realized that my dominant sensory preference is auditory, in second place comes kinesthetic and only last comes visual. Well, ok, this was confirmed by a test as at first I was a bit doubtful as to where I’d sit. My result is a bit odd, as most people tend to be dominantly visual. But I could at last understand why scheduling is a strategy that never helps me accomplish much. While the podcasts of the Ct5K always work so well. It looks like I am great at following verbal instructions delivered orally. While reading a list of tasks leaves me quite indifferent, or wondering, or worried (or worse, as a “rebel”, it often fuels my tendence to oppose what I wrote I should be doing).
So I just recorded on my tablet a set of instructions and steps for what I want to accomplish tomorrow. I am very curious to see how it goes. Ok, you don’t need to tell me this is crazy, in another era I would have used a dictaphone.
What about you? are you visual, auditory or kinesthetic? It’s an essential distinction, and although I was taught about it when I started teaching (as these are considered to be different learning styles and a good teacher should be able to offer the content on the three sensory level simultaneously) I had never thought of applying these notions to me to steer my days.
I am currently re-reading Gretchen Rubin, Better than before and her insisting so much that each of us has to find her own way to develop habits, using what strategies suit us best, I made the connection and thought of trying this out.