Thinking as Tool
The fastest way to change your thinking is by changing your mood, and the fastest way to change your mood is through physical activity, not thinking. (Ludvig Sunstrom, Breaking Out of Homeostasis)
Fragments from imaginary dialogues
“What do you think about this wisdom?”
“I’m thinking that changing your mood by engaging in physical activity requires thinking. That is, you initiate the physical activity by giving a mental command – with a thought.
Thinking is an essential tool. There’s no escaping it. A tool that can make or unmake you, based on how you use it.
In any situation, take a meta-perspective and ask yourself:
What do you want to think?
You’re essentially asking:
What’s the best thought-resource for the situation at hand?
It can be ‘move‘, it can be ‘breathe‘, it an be ‘appreciate‘, or something else. Whatever it is, it should prime you for some kind of action.
Discover the best thought-resource for any situation.
Embrace your Designer / Creator identity, think of thinking as a beautiful design space, and revel in the process of shaping, exploring and perfecting it.”