USEFUL TO KNOW AUTOPILOT MODE AND MINDFULNESS[MENTAL HEALTH] ARTICLE 1, 2
We spend much of our lives in automatic pilot mode , not really paying attention to what is going on around us, much less to what is going on within ourselves . We can eat an entire meal, for example , without truly tasting a single bite , because we are eating and talking or eating and watching television, or trying to get it down as quickly as possible so we can get on to the next thing. There are many other examples where we operate on autopilot, including driving our daily commute without remembering any part of it.
We can conduct entire conversations , even important ones , while we work at the computer , or answer a text, or attend to any number of tasks that seemingly just can’t wait .
Autopilot mode helps us get through the day-t0-day reality of having busy lives. While we…
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