April 9th, 2011
I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about instincts. I hate agonizing (too much thinking) over decisions I have to make. Over thinking is a terrible habit but I don’t know what to do about it. It gives me a headache and I waste a lot of time in the decision making process. I wish I could give my brain a vacation and just do whatever “feels” like a good idea. I wish I could “trust my instincts” and blindly believe that they will naturally make the right decisions for me. There is only one problem. My instincts often suck!
I don’t know about you, but my instincts often tell me to stay up super late, eat a lot of junk food, drink too much beer, and watch countless hours of hilarious TV. I “know” it’s stupid but it “feels” like a good idea. That’s why it’s so tempting. Our logical brain is always arguing with our emotions and desires.