What are you most likely going to do today – something different or something habitual?
You may not want to admit it, because of a negative connotation, but you are most likely going to do things that are habitual.
There is a reason for this . . .
It’s because you are human – this is the way we operate.
Our mental operating system automatically defaults to what we know and are accustomed to.
It doesn’t matter what the habits are, your brain will want you doing them – over and over!
Now you can try to fight this, but fight you will.
Or you can use it to your advantage – work with it – work with your natural normal tendencies.
Your mental operating system does not discriminate, any habits will do.
So why don’t you decide what they will be?
Actually you already have – well sort of.
Your current habits have been developed over the years by you, no one else can do this to you!
You have chosen them. Some by conscious choice but most by the unconscious choice to allow something to take hold.
Now this is not the time for the blame game – you didn’t know that these habits were forming, that they even could form or that they would stay with you as part of your operating system that would keep showing up day after day.
But now you do, so you can make more conscious choices now.
First, habits are not bad – well some are!
Actually a habit just is. Your operating system is not passing judgement on any of your habits, you decide that as well. To your operating system habits are like programs that it follows.
Habits allow us to do what we do everyday with out the need to figure it all out every time – what a drain of brain power that would be. Habits allow our minds to conserve energy, save time, increase efficiency, and so forth – it’s a good thing.
There will always be a set of operational habits serving as the bases of your thought and behavior.
So, since habits are a normal part of the structure of how we operate, why not choose what they will be?
Now that you know that most of what you do is part of an established habit
You can identify habitual patterns of thinking and behavior, then decide if you want to keep them or replace them with some that better support what you want in your life.
The first step is always seeing what you do – then you can do something about it if you choose.