Meta-thinking is thinking about thinking. This includes "thinking about one's own capacity and tendency to think in a certain way." I'm trying to accomplish something, but I easily get distracted. What I do is to strategize against my tendencies. For example, I change the environment in order to control myself. But for some reason, I find this wrong. I'm not sure why. It's like self-manipulation? I'm thinking there might be long-term negative effects to this. Self-development is more important to me than goal accomplishment. Is it better to think or to meta-think when you want to push yourself towards a certain path? Is it better to exert a conscious effort towards something or to consciously alter the conditions that affect your future state of consciousness?