Mostly we’re creatures of habit and many of our daily routines are never given a second thought. But occasionally moments come that allow us to reset and reconsider our priorities.
We need constants in our life. It would be utterly overwhelming to make every decision from scratch without a settled rhythm to rest in.
Familiar routines give us the bandwidth to consider other important decisions. For instance, some people choose to wear the same thing everyday to minimize the decisions they have to make.
And we all do this to varying degrees with our usual lifestyles and habits. And mostly it’s not a problem. In fact, it’s often extremely beneficial.
But occasionally we do something for so long that we forget why we started doing it in the first place. We hold our “traditions” as unquestionable and miss when they are no longer serving their original purpose.
Often we need a reset to go back to the basics and remember why we’re doing what we’re doing.
This allows us to reevaluate our priorities and ensure we’re keeping the first thing the first thing.
As the popular illustration goes, we’ve often got into the habit of putting our small rocks in first and leaving no room left for the big ones. And as an established habit, we simply accept this as normal.
Times of disruption allow us to reset.
Whether externally required or internally driven, change gives us an opportunity to consider again the rhythms of our life.
Perhaps we reaffirm an old pattern or establish a new one. But either way, the reset of change gives us a chance to ensure our priorities are properly aligned.
Learn to welcome the disruption of change as an opportunity to reconsider your habits and appropriately reset the priorities in your life.