April 12, 2018 In Character
The benefits of moving from autopilot to mindfulness
What is your autopilot?
It may look like getting your kids up and fed and ready for school while eating the leftovers from their plates, calling it “breakfast,” then rushing out the door and speeding to work while worrying about whether or not you are going to be late for your 8 a.m. meeting.
It may look like showing up to an appointment having no recollection of driving there because you were preoccupied with thinking, “I have so much to do.”
My autopilot was committing to things, doing them in the least amount of time possible and then committing to new things the moment I had a second to spare. I made coffee my fuel and convinced myself that sleep was overrated. I spent my time doing; this was my autopilot.READ MORE