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8. Mental Fitness > 66. Warm Up Your Brain

Warm Up Your Brain

Get the blood flowing to your gray matter with a few mental push-ups.

Sometimes the mind simply doesn’t want to think. The morning caffeine hasn’t kicked in yet, or perhaps it is wearing off. Thought seems like an effort. In this situation, you might normally be inclined to wait until the sluggishness wears off, perhaps by taking a break with someone else’s thoughts (browsing the Web, reading a book, or watching TV, for example).

If you would really rather get busy, you might be able to push past the threshold of resistance by doing a little mental warm-up. If thinking is normally a pleasurable activity for you, a small amount of it that requires only a small effort can remind you of this pleasure and motivate you to begin or resume your thinking in earnest.


  

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