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It’s really important to monitor mental states. They will usually affect whether we do our exercise, eat healthy, binge watch TV shows, drink alcohol, eat junk food, or are open-hearted (or rude) with the people we love.
It’s also an incredible skill to be able to move into the proper mental state to do focused work, to create, to meditate, to exercise, or do whatever you find meaningful.
Learn that you don’t need to change your mental state to do what you’re committed to doing.
If you need the perfect mental state and a perfect set of circumstances to do your commitments, this is a fragile system. Anything that keeps you from doing the actions you need to do to get into the right mental state … throws you off and prevents you from doing your meaningful work.
Put aside all the messages, social media, distractions, smaller tasks, organizing and tidying.
Instead, have a small space (even just 10-15 minutes) for this important task, and nothing else.