Update Cast: My Mind is playing tricks on me!


Stephen Martin reflects on the challenges he is trying to overcome and the tools he uses to navigate his neurodiverse mind. He discusses the importance of finding motivation and resetting after achieving a goal. He also shares his contentment with his personal life and the need to focus on his fitness. The principal theme of this part of the conversation is the struggle to find motivation for health and fitness.

The speaker feels like they are struggling to get enough motivation to do things and often rely on hope and excitement to drive their actions. They also discuss the importance of consistency over intensity in achieving goals. The speaker admits to sometimes pretending that their lack of motivation doesn’t exist and finds it easy to let go of consistency. They emphasize the need to prioritize consistency and make small, consistent efforts rather than relying on occasional intense efforts.


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  • Overcoming challenges in a neurodiverse mind
  • The importance of finding motivation
  • Resetting after achieving a goal
  • Contentment in personal life
  • Focusing on fitness Finding motivation for health and fitness can be a struggle
  • Hope and excitement are often relied upon for motivation
  • Consistency is more important than intensity in achieving goals
  • Pretending lack of motivation doesn’t exist can hinder progress Consistency is key for achieving fitness goals.
  • Doing 10 minutes of exercise every day is better than one long workout.
  • Repeating and being consistent with a routine is challenging but necessary for success.
  • The ‘boring’ things often lead to the most significant results.
  • Maintaining consistency can be difficult when routines are disrupted or forgotten. Performing mundane tasks consistently can be challenging due to the lack of immediate gratification.
  • The brain may struggle to see the payoff or results of these tasks, making them feel boring and energy-consuming.
  • Habits can be easily started and lost, and the automatic nature of habits can help overcome the friction and energy required to perform tasks consistently. Creating an external environment that supports desired behavior is crucial for making lasting changes.
  • Using tools and resources that make it easy to follow through with desired habits can increase consistency.
  • Staying motivated and pushing through challenges is key to maintaining new habits.
  • Small habits and choices can have a significant impact on overall well-being. Routine can be valuable for dyslexics, but it can also be challenging.
  • Some dyslexics thrive in a more spontaneous lifestyle without routine.
  • Finding a balance between routine and freedom is important.
  • It is important to enjoy the process and not just focus on the end result. Consistency and small actions can compound into desired results over time.
  • Focus on one thing and make a promise to yourself to consistently work towards it.
  • Small commitments to yourself, like using a protein in your coffee or buying a water bottle, can serve as reminders and help you keep promises to yourself.
  • Be kind to yourself and don’t beat yourself up for not being perfect.

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