What are you doing now?
Some days it feels like we do the same things over and over again, and on a lot of days this is true, humans are habitual by nature. We love routine, routine also helps us to get things done quite often quickly because once a routine is set we can at times switch off part of our brains and work on auto-pilot, which is less taxing in terms of mental energy required.
Think about your morning routine? What do you do most days? Think about how you shower most days? Is it considerably similar except on the days you wash your hair if you don’t do this every day?
What do you need to do on your way to work, once you get to work? Check Facebook/Twitter/Instagram first and then start checking emails? Do you get your coffee from your favourite coffee shop before you catch the bus/train to work?
When something happens in your day do you act or think the same way? Is this positive or negative? Sometimes it feels positive because the comfort comes from the routine/habitual way of doing something the same as opposed to the action or thought process being positive.
When you work regardless of where it is, how do you sit, stand/hold your posture, run, write/type, talk on the phone, text, hold your baby, lift someone, feed someone, mow the lawn? Consider whether this is the same when you do it?
What happens when you are faced with a new activity, thought, process, baby, person, book, sport? You look at whatever it is and you consider what you will do whether it is right or wrong, whether it is the right or wrong way to do it (is there any?), do you like it, do you think you might not like it? Once faced with something new we go through a whole process of thoughts sometimes routinely before we even try/start/accept/move towards/ embrace something new. This process is much more mentally taxing than routine actions/thoughts.
Once we really break down what we think and do it is much easier to see what is not working, and importantly what is working and for the right reasons, what we can change, what we don’t need to or want to change but most importantly take the time to consider how to start the change particularly when needed for positive health.
Stay tuned or contact us as there will be plenty more posts to answer the multitude of questions just posed.