I’ve seen this referred to as “the broken record”, but what it really states is that we don’t need to think about it. We just do it. We don’t need to know how it got broken in the first place, we just need to know that it happened. We don’t need to obsess over it, we are on autopilot and don’t have to think about it.
This is a great reminder of how much can happen in the space of a few seconds, and can be the difference between being able to accomplish a task and not being able to, or the difference between being able to get a task done and not being able to do it. We need to take a few moments to pause, and figure out how we can get back on track.
The reason we spend so much time on autopilot is that we don’t have any control over it. We’ve been in the same situation since we were kids. We’ve been in the same situation since we were kids… It was like we were playing with fire, and we didn’t want to lose the fire.
We are so good at being in the moment because we are so bad at taking control of the moment. We can get things done because we can focus on them, but we can also become distracted by our own needs and forget about what we need to.
Thats exactly what happened to me. I had a few days of free time and took a few days off, and I just got completely caught in the moment and forgot what I needed to do, and it was all too much. I couldnt stop thinking, “I need to find a way to get this done, I have to get everything together.” I started to get really antsy, and then my thoughts started to spin out of control.
This is where “mindfulness meditation” comes in. Mindfulness meditation is a practice intended to train your focus on the present moment and to train your mind to be less prone to distraction. This technique uses the idea that your mind is always playing tricks on you and that you need to pay attention to things that are important, and not to things that are not.
I think it’s a great idea. You probably don’t even know you’re looking at it.
I use mindfulness meditation to keep my mind on the task at hand, and to keep my mind from wandering off. For example, in class I would put on a really loud music playlist and let it fill my entire room with noise. Then I would sit in my favorite spot and close my eyes.
If you are going to do something that causes your mind to wander off, then you would want to do that on a more serious level, where you can start by seeing where your brain is. If you are going to be stuck doing something that causes your mind to wander off, then you need to start by doing something that makes your mind wander off.
I have already written a lot about the dangers of using music as a replacement for reading or watching TV. The problem with music is that when you’re listening to it, you are not actively focusing on what you are reading or watching. You are just doing them. This means when you’re listening to something you are not engaged in actively reading or watching it. It’s as if you are just doing it and then not even noticing how much you are doing.