It’s April Fool’s day
It’s a new blog challenge
It’s the start of a new quarter [of the year]
- It’s time to try tricking my brain!!
I know I have a non-linear brain and I know that although I love many challenges, the ones that come with a feeling of “you have to” seem to not work with me…especially if it is a challenge that lasts for more than a week or two.
Clearly “you have to” is part of MY brain’s messaging center, not the rules of any challenge I have entered. But – I have come to recognize that my brain sees a challenge as a MUST DO and reacts by saying “nope – you won’t.”
Having finally figured out this possible "key_to_my_brain", I am trying a new mind game with my brain starting today.
- I will not “officially” enter any challenges that last longer than 2 weeks.
- I will just “do” challenges as if they were optional fun events.
- I will not keep track of what I do regarding the challenge.
A one-person research project is now underway. Results to be posted at a future time. [see? no set date]
You are never too old to figure out how your own brain works…
Thoughts? Comments? Thanks….
I used a similar approach to the last challenge. I did not beat myself up over not posting 30 times. Instead, I congratulated myself for posting twice as often as in previous months, and for taking the time to make videos, including making transcripts.
Hi Jack V- thanks for the comment and your idea. I tried that a few times and it felt ok but not great as far as my brain went as I still felt pressure and reluctance. This is a new approach for me. It’s a mental game or a way of fooling my brain in a different way. Will see how it goes 🙂