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We play mind games to convince ourselves that we are doing the right thing, even though we know its not the right thing.
When we don't feel like doing something that we know we must do, the mind is quick to rationalize a delay by 'giving you permission' to start a habit or do the task at a later 'perfect' stage. However, when we become aware of what we're really doing, we can change our behaviour.
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