Each of us has mental/emotional habits that clutter our lives, impact our thinking, and make us less productive. Sometimes we habitually check the sports scores or our social media feeds. Sometimes we daydream about some pie in the sky wish, over and over and over, as a way to escape the humdrum drudgery of real life. Sometimes we… Well, you get the idea. We fill our brains with junk that is not relevant or meaninful or helpful in any way, and we’re worse off for doing so.
If you identify with the ‘mental junk food’ concept, there are ways to break the habit. And when we do so, we tend to be more focused on the here and now, more productive, and just plain happier and more satisfied with life. To learn more, check out this PsychCentral.com article.