The Mindset Fountain

A Simple Technique To Manage Your Emotions

Louis Shulman
2 min readMay 23, 2021
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Certain problems are easy to solve.

If you are thirsty, you take a drink. If you are hungry, you grab some beef liver (or at least I do).

By now, most of us have learned how to handle these common biological signals. But what about some more complicated ones.

What do you do when you are bored? Unmotivated? Burning out? How well do you handle these emotions and triggers?

Just like keeping NyQuil on hand in case you catch a cold, I propose proactively setting aside helpful resources for the major negative emotional states that inevitably crop up.

I call this system the mindset fountain. Like a fast-food soda machine, you can pull whatever tap you want based on your mood.

Here’s what mine looks like.

Rather than being thrown off by these states, I know ahead of time where I should turn and what content to consume.

Proactively stock your pantry like it’s the start of the pandemic all over again. Make sure the taps of your mindset fountain are full.

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Louis Shulman

Insatiably Curious | Growth at Pomp Crypto Jobs | Computer Science alum from Roll Tide