The fact is, 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.
The problem is when we’re on autopilot for so long that we forget were on autopilot. Because when were not even aware of our own habits, routines, impulses, and reactions, then we no longer control them they control us.
The problem is we have so many habits, routines, impulses, and reactions that we don’t even know they’re in us. Our minds are filled with them and we don’t even know they’re in us because they work so well. In a world full of things that we do, we don’t even realize they’re in us. It’s like we’re in a time loop on autopilot—even though we’re not.
People who are on autopilot for long periods of time often start to lose their awareness of the habits, routines, impulses, and reactions that keep them on autopilot. It’s the same for us as it is for them. Most of us are on autopilot because were busy, we need to do more stuff, we need to do better and more important things. We get distracted, we need to pay attention, we need to make more money like we used to.
It is a hard habit to break. The more you get into autopilot, the more it seems to be an automatic reaction that your habits, routines, impulses, and reactions will take over. We are all on autopilot.
In a way, the problem is self-awareness and the automatic response to it. That’s why it’s so hard to break this habit. So many things in life are so easy to do, but so hard to say “yes” to. If we could just say “yes” to our autopilot habits, we wouldn’t have so many things we are so busy doing that we forget to do them.
It is a difficult issue to break a habit. You can’t just tell yourself “I can’t do this,” because something else is already taking over the action. It’s like when you’re saying yes to your dog, and he gets pissed and thinks he can just rip your face off, and so you have to say yes to him again.
I think the issue about saying yes to autopilot habits is we have to take a step back and make a conscious decision to do things differently. We must say no to the little habits that rob us of our freedom. I have a friend who has a really good friend that she lives with. One day she calls him and says, “I need your help, but I don’t know what to do to make it work.
When we’re on autopilot we can’t get away with doing things that we love. We can’t help but act on autopilot and make things better. If we can do something more, we’ll be happier, but if we don’t we’ll just be in denial.