Anyone who’s ever ironed their clothes will know that one needs to remove the creases on any piece of clothing before actually laying the hot iron down on it. It’s that short preparation that one does before the actual event which makes the effort in the event worth the time. Similarly, I have found that spending a few moments before diving into any activity to remove mental creases and prepare for the activity makes the time spent on the activity much more productive and fulfilling.
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Akshat Rathi is a senior reporter for Bloomberg News. He has previously worked at Quartz, The Economist and The Conversation. His writing has appeared in Nature, The Guardian and The Hindu. He has a PhD in chemistry from Oxford University and a BTech in chemical engineering from the Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai. View all posts by Akshat Rathi