How to make distractions lead where you want to go
(Approximately a 6 minute read)
How can you get to what's important, when energy-sapping mess and time-wasting distractions keep leading you astray?
You have important, worthwhile projects you want to work on. But some days you struggle to motivate yourself to get the washing folded.
Humans are easily distracted from tasks that are important and valid, but that feel difficult or uncomfortable, because there is a lizard on the control panel who is obsessed with comfort and wants immediate gratification.
Every time your focus wavers, your lizard brain seizes its chance to immerse you in comfort.
Then you “wake up” a short time later, wondering how you got from "I REFUSE to be distracted by those cookies one more time!" ...to the bottom of the empty cookie jar.
What can we do to work with this, rather than fighting it?
Read the article at PermacultureNews.org.