When you are trying to lose weight, do you find yourself doing a lot of thinking? Do you think and think and think about all the ups and downs and ins and outs of what you’re doing? Is your thinking productive? In other words, does all your hardnosed thinking have an effect on the weight you’re trying to lose?
Burning the midnight oil by thinking about losing weight may not be all it’s cracked up to be. Do you think Marie Curie only made her scientific discoveries when she was intensely focused on understanding radioactivity? Or did she still make progress on those occasions when she was leisurely reading a book or looking at the sunset or just sitting around staring off into space?
It’s a good idea if you’re serious about losing weight to take some of the burden off thinking too much and too hard about the shoulds and shouldn’ts and the whys and wherefores of weight loss. Take a page from many of the women like Madam Curie, who were serious about what they were doing and kept their serious investigative curiosity going at times when they weren’t even aware they were doing it.
Try not to burn the midnight oil and think yourself to death. Use the kind of unconscious thinking that comes from sincerely wanting to lose weight; the kind of unconscious thinking that might very well occur when you’re leisurely reading a book or looking at a sunset or just sitting around staring off into space.