It’s fascinating that we breathe without even thinking about it. My guess is that you just became aware of your breathing. Amazing isn’t it? The mere suggestion of a topic can cause a person to (i) re-route their focus and (ii) change their behavior.
Many of us are so dialed in to our habits that it appears we are some sort of an autonomous mechanism. Each day it’s the same process: lather, rinse, repeat. Some would look at this as a negative. I see it as a huge positive. The fact that once we dial in a habit, we stick to it is a strength that we can all leverage. The key is to make sure we dial in the right habits.
At the top of the list of important habits is the metaphorical “breathe”. Yes, we all need to continue to breathe if we want to stay on the right side of the ground. However, in order to learn, grow, and live we need to take the time to step back and really breathe. By this I mean we need to step back, clear our minds, and focus on those simple, basic activities. Reflect on what it is that “floats our boat”. Reflect on what it is that is important. Reflect on what we would most miss if it were taken away from us. Reflect on what habits we would really like to build. Reflect on those habits that would help us learn, grow, and live more fully.
With that in mind:
How long has it been since you took the time to breath?
As always, thanks for the time.
I like the thought of leveraging the power of good habits. Those of us who spent years in the business world before retirement know about the use and misuse of leverage. As an idea for building productive habits and therefore a productive life, it is a very apt concept.