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Do you want to master the art of thinking? Wait, what? How can you master your review? When you learn to control your thoughts and guide them towards better learning, you become a practicing thinker.
What good can it do to you? When you become a practicing thinker, you can be more efficient in whatever you’re doing. You can eliminate all the negative thoughts that pull you down, and well, you can conquer the world around you!
Here in this article, we will look at how we can become great practicing thinkers by adopting simple habits.
Control your Thoughts
You may find yourself wondering about random things in your day. If you start calculating the time you spend thinking about things that are not important, you will be shocked. Now, think about all the time you could have saved when you were not just daydreaming and thinking about things that do not even matter and spend your time on the things that do matter.
They say time is money. You have 24 hours in a day, out of which you have spent 8 hours sleeping. The rest of the day is what decides how your future is going to be. So, do you want to waste your day thinking about things that you can ignore? You sometimes need to give your mind a shut-up call and make it focus on the essential things. Don’t let your mind procrastinate. Learn to differentiate between necessary and unimportant thoughts, and you will be one step closer to being a practicing thinker!
Critically Analyze Your Moves
You need to set your head straight and think twice before making a decision. We would say think thrice before taking a decision! And before that, analyze your every step. You need to look at every step from a third person’s eye. ‘Is it really how it should be?’ ‘Can there be another solution to this problem?’ ‘Can there be another alternative?’ ‘Did I make any mistakes?
In the beginning, this might make you a little bit anxious, but with time you will see that you will start critically evaluating your thoughts and moves subconsciously. Imagine! You will not need to spend any energy assessing your studies, and you will master the technique of a practicing thinker.
The secret to analyzing your moves is to look at them from a third person’s perspective, and then when you realize what you’re doing wrong, you fix it. You will see that you will stop making the same mistakes again.
Logic has the key to your mind. Reason will help you solve your mysteries, sense will help you move forward, and most importantly, logic will help you make the right decisions. All you have to do is ask yourself one question; WHY. ‘Why are you doing this?’ ‘Why is this important? ‘What is the real reason behind this’ A simple WHY will make a practicing thinker. Find out how in the next paragraph!
This WHY will help you set your mind to prove to you everything logically. From making small decisions like buying a fridge to leaving your job. You will see that logical reasoning with your brain will help you make the best decision and comfort your heart. Let’s assume you have to miss your best friend’s wedding due to some work commitments.
In this situation, your heart wants to go to the wedding and wish them luck, and there is a chance that you will give in to your heart. However, if you sit back and relax a little, logically reason with your heart that if you do not abide by your commitment, there is a chance that you might lose the chance of getting promoted. Logical reasoning will not only make your decision-making process easy, but it will give your heart the satisfaction it needs!
Stop Assuming Things
Are you an overthinker? It is okay, most of us are! But is your overthinking giving you anxiety and affecting your daily routine? Is it making you anxious and slowing you down? Are you unable to reach your full potential? Well, then your overthinking is doing more harm to you than you think.
You need to realize that you have to stop assuming things. If something is bothering you, you need to ask or find your answer yourself! A practicing thinker has control over their overthinking. A practicing thinker does not exaggerate their thinking until becomes harmful to them.
To stop overthinking, you need to stop assuming things and go out to find your answers. How do you do that? If something is bothering you that involves a person, ask them. If something is bothering you that involves more research, do it! Looking for answers is healthier than creating false scenarios in your head and believing them. It clouds your judgment.
The next most important step to being a great practicing thinker is the most straightforward and fun one. You need to ask more questions from people around you, from the internet, and, most importantly, yourself. You will see that once you start asking more questions, you will begin to grab more knowledge, and let us tell you one thing; there is no harm in being more knowledgeable. You will feel that you are more powerful than you were yesterday.
When you ask more questions, your thinking process improves, and you can evaluate better between your options. This can especially be helpful when you have to choose from different alternatives. Asking more questions helps you in getting knowledge about your choices, which only makes the decision easier.
Yes, it’s hard to question everything, but we are not asking you to examine every stone in your way! It would help if you learned to choose what you want to challenge. Question the things that are important, helpful, and logical.
Explore New Options
This is the step that is the most entertaining but hard to achieve. It would help if you had an open and diverse mind. Are you somebody who doesn’t like to listen to other people’s opinions? Or does not have an open mind accepting things that are different in society? Just think about all the knowledge you have missed out on over the years, and you still are willing to miss out because you have rigid thinking.
If you are a rigorous thinker, you will notice that you have a limited circle of people who have the same thought process and belong to the same mindset. You have stayed with them for a long time now. Can you learn new things from them now?
It would help if you let your mind breathe and let it absorb different kinds of diversity. Have a more acceptable behavior towards other people, their mindsets, and their lifestyles. You will see that you will start learning more when you open yourself up to them, and it will do more good to you.
Another way of exploring new options is visiting new places and exploring new environments. Have different experiences and learn from them. Some say that you know the best when you fall. So, do not fear your falling, because when you get up, you will only be wiser than you were before! And being wiser will make you an exemplary practicing thinker!
Do not limit your mind to options that you have explored before. Do not let your mind run on autopilot. You are a human being; you need to stay alive and creative to grow. How will you grow as a person, as a human, and as an entrepreneur if you have limited your mind resources? Your mind needs to feed on your creativity.
Once you have mastered the art of controlling your mind, questioning, being more diverse, you mustn’t let your mind handle you subconsciously. Be a little creative when doing little things. Do something different in your day. You will see that your mind will get more fresh, and you will get a hint of excitement inside you.
Be creative when it comes to making decisions that you have to make every day, like choosing the route to home or cooking. You will see that you became a healthy soul and, thus, a healthy thinker!