Life On Autopilot

For our entire life, our brain spends it’s time learning how we operate and flow through the day.

This is actually a good thing.

There is such a thing as information overload. God has created us to be amazing beings. Our mind is a wonderland of synapses and pathways that create our memories and our habits.

I’m glad that I’ve graduated beyond needing a checklist to get my morning routine accomplished. Wake up, brush teeth, shower, comb hair, get dressed, make coffee, go to the gym. etc. Those things happen on autopilot. Subconsciously moving through the day.

The danger comes when we do that too much.

Allowing our past nueuro pathways to control how we react, what step comes next after a cue. How we procrastinate or spend time on irrelevant thgins like social media when the people we need to spend time with are right infront of our face.

A recent walk through MOA revealed to me how bad this has gotten. I remarked to my wife after passing the 7th set of friends who were paying zero attention to each other even though they were standing right next to one an other. They were laser focused on their phones. I really don’t get it. Maybe it’s my age or an awareness of peopple around me that I am very thankful for.

Our brain operates on triggers or cues. It’s a part of the survival brain. I’m not going to get into all of that in this post, but rather an attempt to get us to acknowledge that maybe our lives are on autopilot a bit too much.

Is your day mapped out by a pre-arranged focus to just make it through the week? Do you have goals?

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