Metacognition simply means thinking about thinking.

We all realize that procrastination or any other behavior is a function of the brain. It is all about understanding why your brain reacts the way it does. To understand, we have to monitor our thought processes and reaction to stimuli. This process of analyzing the functioning of our mind is called metacognition.

Why is metacognition important ?

To improve or create any behavior we have to analyze the root cause and need of the habit. When we observe the functioning of our mind, we rise above our emotions and rationally evaluate the situation, action, and reactions. It is like controlling your brain and guiding you in the right direction.

An easy way to do metacognition is to evaluate the situation and listen to your brain from a third person’s point of view. The shift in perspective lifts the cloud of confusion in life and gives you enough clarity to make rational choices.

Procrastination is a very common problem. What works for one may not work for the other. To figure out what can help you, you have to first understand what is creating that problem in the first place. Hope this week’s research has been helpful for you.

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Published by Sruti Shivakumar

An architect from India on a journey of self exploration

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