I really like this tip because it’s very liberating to stop and think about the past few minutes. For example, when I was in the bathroom, I didn’t have time to feel out my anxiety about the upcoming shower. I was focused on the task at hand without taking a moment to consider other factors that could be a factor in my anxiety.
You might be surprised to learn that our anxiety is a product of our childhoods. In our childhoods we were constantly on the go, constantly worrying about everything and anything. We were often told to be on guard, yet always on guard, because it was the only way we knew to be safe. The reality is that our anxiety is just the result of our parents’ lack of self-awareness.
A lack of self-awareness is when we fail to realize that we’re still the same person we were before we were born. This lack of self-awareness causes us to believe that our lives are meaningless, that we are the same person we were before we were born, and that this time and all the times we’ve been through will be repeated.
We are the same person we were before we were born. That is our biggest problem. We need to figure out how to let go of the idea that our lives are meaningless, and realize that our lives are not meaningless at all.
Because we never get the answers we seek, we end up being lazy.
Most of us are not born with the ability to self-assess or figure out what is meaningful. Like people who live in big cities, we are born with an instinct to know “I’m not in this for the money.” We are born with a need to feel significant, to be special, and to be important as a species. The fact of the matter is that our lives are meaningless, and we are the ones who created the meaningless part of our lives.
That said, it’s not really all that hard to figure out what is meaningful. We can all begin by asking ourselves, “What is meaningful to me?” We can check ourselves in the mirror and ask ourselves, “What is meaningful to me?” and get a pretty good idea of what is meaningful to us. We can write down an idea for ourselves and then keep it close to us. We can call it up and write it down.
The thing is that most 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.
It sounds like a simple idea. But to really understand what you mean, you have to think about how you use autopilot. What are you doing all the time? What is your routine? In the movie “Good Will Hunting”, Matt Damon can be seen using his time line as a way to kill his father. When he uses his time line to kill his father, he doesn’t stop and think about that. He just focuses his time line and takes out his father.
Most of us use autopilot in exactly the same way. We think about how we’re going to do something, then we do it. It’s a way of doing things instead of thinking about them. What we’re doing is like a time loop. We’re just using a time loop to get something done. We have to be aware of our mind’s habits and routines, because our minds tend to move much faster than reality.