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Although the connections are not always obvious, personal change is inseparable from social and political change.
-- Harriet Lerner


Monday, August 10, 2020

Sleep on it

Ask yourself a question before you go to bed, and then set the subject aside. In the morning you will have an answer.

Your mind is always eager to answer questions. But if you try too hard, you diminish its power.

You self edit, you overthink, you introduce needless doubts. But there’s a simple way to avoid those things, and that’s to sleep on it.

Your mind is still working while you are sleeping. The big difference is you’re not interfering so much with that thinking.

The answer you wake up with may not be what you wanted to hear. Yet it will be authentic, well-considered, and something you’ll benefit from knowing.

When something in particular has you perplexed, give your mind a chance to do its best work. Sleep on it, and wake up with a valuable new perspective.

— Ralph Marston

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