The fact is that the majority of our thoughts and actions are on autopilot. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing either. Our habits, routines, impulses, and reactions carry us through our lives so we don’t have to stop and think about it every time we wipe our ass or start a car.
The problem is when we’re on autopilot for so long that we forget we’re on autopilot. Because when we’re not even aware of our own habits, routines, impulses, and reactions, then we no longer control them they control us.
In a way, we could say that the majority of our thoughts and actions are on autopilot. For example, we think about what to eat, what to buy, and what to write about in our blogs. But these thoughts and actions are just representations of our underlying thoughts and feelings, which are constantly changing and evolving.
For any of us, for any of us, our habits, routines, impulses, and reactions are like our fingerprints. We can keep them with us for a while, but eventually, as our fingerprints become disorganized and we forget where we placed them, they get lost. We can even forget who we were before we were born.
We can forget the old habits and routines, but we can also forget the things that have changed in our lives.
This is why we need to keep our habits, routines, impulses, and reactions in the shadows when we can. We need this because we can’t always remember the real-time “what ifs” that are driving us.
We are being asked to buy a new wardrobe as the price of a new outfit increases. And if we stay too long in our current situation, it may slow things down and it may not be worth our while. So we need to find ways to go back to the old habits and routines and get them back.
For example, I have been wearing a certain type of clothes for over 20 years and I am not sure if I should buy a new outfit that will cost me an extra $100 or if it is worth it to buy a new outfit that costs me only $20. There are some things that are just always in style, and these are the ones we need to use.
It’s the same if we go to a restaurant or a bar for a drink. They’re always expensive and we need to make our budget stretch as far as it can for these things.