From Michael Mastrucci (@themacrodiabetic)
Through the use of technology in the workplace, our homes, and our general daily life, the world has evolved a society that thrives on chaotic schedules and instant gratification.
We don’t often think of long-term rewards. In fact, our impulsive minds have been trained to desire a smaller reward up front than a better reward at the expense of extra time/effort. There’s no question as to why this occurs…look at the amount of people around you constantly glued to their screens, scrolling through endless pages of content just a click or press away. Everything is instant, and we’ve adapted to the “freedom” to overload our minds with subconsciously draining habits.
Quieting the mind, practicing the art of NOT thinking, and being able to focus on one thing at a time is no easy task…but remember good practices make good habits.
Whether it’s setting time aside each day for a healthy mental habit like meditation, reading, writing, yoga, etc., the art of concentration is a cornerstone of practicing mindfulness that can elicit stability and a calm state of mind.
Just like physical exercise promotes the health and longevity of our bodies, mental exercise does the same for our brain. We think more clearly, plan more effectively, and have a much easier time grasping the concepts of the most efficient or optimal ways to plan things out to reach our goals.
Eliminate distractions, avoid giving in to short-term rewards that rob us of enduring uncomfortable situations for what’s more beneficial long-term 🙏
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