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Oct 06 2017

The two versions of ‘me’

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There is the ‘Real Me’, who looks forward to a long productive day focused on the task at hand, who wants to wake up early and get started with the day, and who wants to eat healthily and exercise regularly.

Then there is the ‘Default Me’, who wants an easy day of procrastination, who enjoys hitting snooze for a lengthy lie–in, and who wants to eat snacks and laze around. This version of me has what Leo Babauta calls the “childish mind“.

If I’m mindful, and I make conscious choices about my day, then I can live as the Real Me and work towards the life I really want. If not, then Default Me gets first dibs on what happens and I find myself wondering why I can’t quite seem to get started.