your mind tricks you
This is a continuation of an earlier post, this post is very aggressive ha I just feel like going on my soap box today muahauahuaha, but I hope it hits home with some people.
Just start taking bites out of it everyday. Stop being afraid, don't be afraid, forget being afraid. If your mind wants to be afraid and starts panicking because of all the hard work you gotta do, you tell it to shut up, you tell it "I'm in charge here I call the shots." The whole point is you gotta get in there and start doing the work early and proving to yourself it isn't as bad as your brain sets it out to be. You see our minds have this wonderful way of blowing things out of proportion, and making things seem so scary and anxiety provoking. It will fool you and make you believe that writing a report is as stressful as running from a lion. I swear the same autonomic response, why well because we didn't evolve to write papers, we evolved to eat, sleep and reproduce: there is no paper in that clause. In fact we stopped evolving a long time ago ever since we climbed to the top of the food chain there are no more selective pressures, we don't need to evolve we are evolutionarily priveleged thanks to mainly our strong grip and mastery of agriculture. You see to me it's all about just going if you give your mind the chance and sit there and wait on things and think about them too much often your mind (the lazy part of it atleast) will find 1000 excuses of why you shouldn't do it. In fact I first experienced this in my undergraduate experience when I was experimenting with talking to girls. At first when I would try to talk to a girl before I could even go forward I'd start to think of the experience. (this has so much to do with procrastination btw). I'd think well "what should I say, Hi, hello, should I say something weird, should I compliment, what if I sound stupid what if others listen what if it's displeasurable what if I get rejected, what if it hurts, omg I'm scared, I'm gonna give up." By the time I got through all the incessant chatter well usualyl I had already rejected myself by default and given up I didn't even give th girls a chance to see if they liked me. Ha, now what is procrastinatoin often like, you have some work in fron of you then you say oh man let's get started uh oh but then the rest kicks in "what should I do first, will I be able to finish everything, what will happen if I don't finish, I'm tired, oh jeez that project looks hard, oh will I have to miss lost tonight, oh boy what is up with that pile why is it soo muccchhh!!!!!"" ANd then you get stressed and resort to doing something else like surfing the net or having some crackers (I can really go for some crackers right now lol).
but then I started short circuiting my brain and just physically pushed myself to talk to girls without thinking and then I actually dated some ha. You see same thing with work don't give your brain the chance to start just get to work. Well I feel better now and I need to stop procrastinating cleaning my room.
why the persistant villanous laugther cause it's fun
no but seriously though guys good luck it takes time to master your mind I'm still struggling with it but making progress
over and out