BUT BE MINDFUL TO USE IT WITH CARE. (NO PUN, I PROMISE :))
It’s easy to get caught in constant thinking because we have many problems to solve, and multi-tasking still seems to be the preferred way to get more done, even if it has been proven many times that it’s not how we are most effective. We just feel more busy, which can be rewarding and also stressful.
Even when we know that we need to pause to disconnect and unplug our mind from constant churning, it seems like we just don’t have time for that, doesn’t it?
It’s not you; it’s the social construct and a dash of human survival instinct that keeps us grinding away inside our heads. We are taught that working harder is how we succeed, and our nervous system focuses on survival before pleasure.
Now, before I go any further, I want to make sure that you know my intention is to see the possibility, not the problem. However, we must be aware of the problem to navigate it, or we will mindlessly get sucked into overthinking. It’s not you. It’s how the mind works. It’s how our attention does what it does. The good news is –– we can harness our attention.
Learn how by reading the full article here.
Originally published on September 20, 2023 at JeanetteBronee.com.