case in point: one day i decided that i was tired of being a dental hypocrite and i would start flossing. i would not ask myself if i felt like it, because that's a sure way to acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis, but, employing the revolutionary Mind Over Matter™ method, i would simply do it. just do it is all. and, little poultries, i've been flossing daily ever since.
i've also utilised Mind Over Matter™ in changing my attitude towards one of my least favourite places of employment: i simply told brain i was sick of the pouting and from that day forward i no longer minded going there.
moreover, Mind Over Matter™ has helped me get over my utter hatred for drying and putting away dishes from the dishwasher or the sink. i used to pile them up and up, in blatant defiance of the laws of physics, until a frustrated mr. monkey put them away** or we ran out of knives. now, after several Mind Over Matter™ chats with brain, i'm drying and putting dishes away immediately! and even finding a bizarre sort of zen peace within the act! frankly it's a little weird, but whatever.
if only i could use Mind Over Matter™ to lose a few pounds. or kick this insomnia. or my atrocious attitude to the world at large. or my total inability to care about the middle east. or the constant bitching. but i'm working on it.
*if that phrase makes you throw up a little in your mouth, worry not. it does the same to me. just rinse with water and don't brush your teeth right away or you'll brush the acids into the enamel. free tip, that.
** this is always fun. you'd think the man did not live here or use the facilities. his putting away of dishes can only be termed...creative. takes me hours to find simple things like measuring cups or frying pans.