The fact is that the majority 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. Because when we’re not even aware of our own habits, routines, impulses, and reactions, then we no longer control them they control us.
The solution is called “recovery”. A person with recovery will be able to remember his or her habits, routines, impulses, and reactions. A person without recovery can still act however they like but cannot remember. Instead of constantly trying to keep up, we can keep ourselves motivated with a simple routine. The best way to find your recovery is by being aware of your habits, routines, impulses, and reactions. In the end, we will get better without trying.