Habits and routine blind us. “When a habit emerges, the brain stops fully participating in decision making,” says Charles Duhigg in The Power of Habit.
Fresh eyes and energy
to engage a world seen anew
are opened by change.
I made a deliberate change 3-months ago and took a sabbatical from my beloved aikido practice. This change in routine gave me fresh eyes to explore other possibilities…my world was illuminated outside my 23-year routine. It was both fun and uncomfortable.
What did I gain? I became crystal clear on my commitment to aikido with a renewed sense of engagement and commitment.
Don’t get me wrong, habits that serve you set you up for success. Yet, even good habits can benefit from taking a break!
What about you? What habits and routines do you have that might need fresh eyes?
My next change…to disconnect the T.V. what about you?