Issue 2 – Unconscious habits
Within the last few months, I am trying to bring my unconscious habits to my consciousness.
This started by asking specific questions and observing my actions. How much sugar do I take in a coffee? What do I eat? How much do I sleep? How and what do I speak? What do I think? Which learned behavior do I have? How do I work? Which activities do I do?
It is really interesting ‘to observe’ my mind.
Or in other words, to be more concentrated on my thoughts and activities.
Some actions of mine surprised me like what the hell! How the hell did I do that? Why the hell did I do that? I could stop some before action. And some, I could only realize only after my actions, but that helped me to remember next time. And I think many of them remain still hidden in my unconscious behavior and daily activities. Maybe they will surface to my consciousness somehow.
Although I have been trying this for a few months. Reading the book, ‘atomic habits‘, has fastened the process. It helped me, and it is still helping, me to identify these habits or behaviors, understand them, and also helping me to remove or change them. Mainly, I am trying to structure them and focusing them on specific goals.
If you want to change something in your life. And after proper dissection of the required process, if you want to add some habits methodically. This is the book that you should follow.
It helped to change my perspectives on my unconscious habits, which was the first step to change everything the way I wanted.
Stuff I enjoyed
Alan Watts ~ Embrace All Your Feelings
Stuff that helped me
During exercise, listening to audiobooks helps to complete two things at one time!
Book Highlight of the Week – A Poem
I always thought you would come to me– from ”Gifts With No Giver: A Love Affair With Truth” by Nirmala
in the shape of a beautiful lover
I never dreamed you would steal my heart
with no shape at all
I always pretended I needed arms to hold me
and lips to kiss away my pain
yet I find fulfillment
in the embrace of empty space
I always wished you would speak to me
with words of tender sweetness
now I know you whisper silently
of your undying love
I always knew I would find you
although I foolishly looked with my eyes
you were here all along
hiding just out of sight in my heart