Imagine discovering that while you thought you needed to grab coffee every morning for the caffeine, what you really needed was the act of gifting yourself a moment of joy.
In my daily work as a metacognitive clinical psychologist, I encounter many people who, in trying to find answers or meaning, or in attempting to make the right decision, spend most of their waking hours scrutinising their minds for solutions. Ironically, in this process of trying to figure out how to proceed in life, they come to a standstill.
“For the world to be interesting, you have to be manipulating it all the time.”
— Brian Eno
replace the idea of being 'productive' with instead being 'processive' - you cannot expect to build something new every day, you can expect to advance deeper into the process given a sufficiently strong intention