How often do you let your mind wander?

During these times — taking an elevator, waiting in line, at a doctor’s office, going to the bathroom, in an Uber  — how often do you let your mind wander? If you’re like me, and most of us, you use those few seconds to send a quick text or scan social media. We’re busy! Why waste a second?!

But, your brain needs time to think, percolate ideas and connect dots. This week, give your brain a break from incoming messages in those brief moments. Look around. Check-in with yourself — What do you need today? What do you want today? What’s nagging at you? Take a breath. Pick up a magazine you never read. Jot yourself a note. Start a conversation. I will try too.

Quote of the Week:

Slow down. Your first thought is rarely your best thought. (Farnam Street)

“I find for myself that my first thought is never my best thought. My first thought is always someone else’s; it’s always what I’ve already heard about the subject, always the conventional wisdom…When you think through problems, you’ll not only come to better decisions on the whole but you’ll also avoid a lot of problems…”