I was pretty surprised just now and made two observations about myself that I would like to share with you to see whether a) I'm imagining things or b) you have had similar experiences.
First observation: I notice that if I make a decision to do something or change my mindset about something, it doesn't immediately take effect; instead, a day afterwards, sometimes two, I act that way without consciously thinking about having told myself to do so. It's like my subconscious processed it and implemented it.
Second observation: I've started to enjoy playing chess and am playing against a computer. I played lots of matches a day but usually only managed a draw on a moderately high difficulty setting. I didn't play all day today, and then beat the computer very convincingly this evening. The things I learned about chess seem to have only really registered now.
Are these things normal? Am I imagining them? Have you had similar experiences?