[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]A big spoon is my default utensil for consuming my at-home meals. I’m not against forks; I’ve simply found a spoon to be more versatile than a fork for ever-changing plates of food. So, I use spoons almost all the time. If I have a meal of fork-necessary food though, such as spaghetti, I’ll quickly and easily grab for the fork. But most of time, my default setting of the spoon is good enough.
I had a conundrum-producing meal one day, though: There was rice — spoon food — and green beans, which I best handle with a fork. For one of the only times ever, it looked like I would need both utensils for this meal.
Here’s the crazy part of the story: While I already had the spoon, I hesitated to grab the fork.
I’ve had the same issue when it comes to using a small plate (instead of merely a paper towel) for holding my fruit or other snack food. It’s a deep-rooted scarcity mindset that I learned as a kid from my parents, who I’m 99% sure didn’t even know they were teaching it.
Anna has pointed out to me how I’ve tried to conserve — plates, forks, even paper towels — as if there aren’t more of them to be purchased, had, or washed and used again.
This conditioning requires conscious uprooting to be undone.
For Your Game
- The only way to get more of anything is to make room for it— whether in physical space, an acute need, or the mental space of knowing there’s more of it to be had. When a mentality of scarcity persists, there’s an unconscious belief that there isn’t anymore to be had — and for that person, they’re right: There won’t be.
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