It was nice to have a taste of Summer this week, and especially to hear the cicada’s again!!
This week I noticed that I was running a bit too much on autopilot. Even though it’s amazing that our body can do all sorts of things, while our minds are miles away, it is not always healthy.
If you are doing things on the autopilot, like driving, showering, eating etc etc, we miss out on what is happening right here in the present. We don’t taste our breakfast, we miss out on seeing our beautiful green surroundings, or we miss seeing our kids playing nicely.
When your mind is elsewhere, it’s often ruminating, planning, worrying and so on. Which makes us very vulnerable for all sort of unpleasant feelings.
So this week, try to discover when you are doing things mindfully, or whether you are running on autopilot. Once your realise you are on autopilot, bring your self back to the present, focus on your surroundings, use your senses.
Have a great week,