There are two mirrors that everyone holds. One mirror is depicting of admiration and encouragement. And the other mirror is a distorted echo of judgment and critique.
From personal experience, it’s easy to recognize that listening to music while I work is enjoyable. But I’ve recently experimented with how music can help me focus on my goals.
The best way to genuinely improve mental performance is to understand the natural limits of our brain. By paying attention to your habits, you can learn to cultivate the mind to create your best work.
Recently, I've been using an innovative tool for keeping me focused on my daily tasks and priorities (along with a lot of browser add-ons for writing).
Worry and doubt will surely strike at the worst of times. And it’s usually impossible to catch at the moment — it’s not until I’ve started acting and reacting that I realize that stress drives my behaviors or words.
They will tell you, "someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago".
When I first heard this, I didn't take it to heart and didn't put much time into trying to understand it. With enough time, I've come to understand what she was trying to tell me – if anything, I hope I can help someone suffering from these ruminating thoughts.