Detached

Meditation

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Working from home as a solopreneur has negative side effects. One of them is that you don’t see people. Being detached causes you to think too much.

You think too much because you need to do the work of both the boss and the co-worker yourself. Feedback? Ask yourself. Confused and need assistance? Ask Google. Bummed out and need to talk with someone? Start Internet browsing or go for walk if you’re lucky.

Ultimately, too much thinking when you’re on your own, depending on your psychological tendencies or mental state, might not be a good thing.

Guys like Tim Ferriss have talked about meditation as a practice that helps them separate themselves from their constant thinking. Detaching is a benefit of meditation in that it allows you to watch your thoughts…

By focusing on your breath, you’re paying attention to something outside your mind for as long as you can before losing your concentration and getting sucked into thinking all over again. When you do lose concentration, acknowledge what the thought was and then go back to focusing on your breath. It requires practice every day. Supposedly Ray Dalio, the founder of the largest hedge fund in the world, has been meditating twice a day, every day, for 30 years or more.

“The beginning of freedom is the realization that you are not the thinker.” – Ekhart Tolle