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Hold That Thought, from Kim Witten, PhD

Why we bother with anything at all

Published about 1 month ago • 1 min read

Every Thursday I share three useful things to help you turn overthinking into expert thinking. Here are this week's picks:

  1. Paying attention to detail and six other skills of overthinkers. By Justin Brown at HackSpirit.
  2. A great way to show love and care for your self is by paying attention to what is going on in your body — a fascinating 8 minute YouTube video about interoception from Anne-Laure Le Cunff
  3. Things I've learned from a month of paying attention to my stuff

Extra thought…

A great way to start improving anything is by doubling-down on what you're already doing. Going where the attention is easily paid. What can't you stop yourself from noticing?
Kim

PS. If you need a break from all the thinking, it can be helpful look out a window. For even more fresh perspective, why not look out someone else's? (Hat tip to my Aunt Leslie for this fantastic find!)


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Kim Witten, PhD - Coach & Consultant

Hello! My name is Kim Witten and I’ve spent four decades overthinking absolutely everything. I’ve turned this ability into a super skill to get stuff done and now my mission is to help others do the same. Read more about my journey

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