How do we cleanse ourselves of self-destructive autopilot COVID-19 loops that are keeping us stuck?
One of the hardest things to do is breaking well-established mental loops that have been reinforced throughout COVID-19.
When things get hard, we tend to rely more heavily on automatic patterns of behaviour to get by.
Getting stuck on autopilot can easily steal our joy since novelty and growth actually stimulate greater levels of happiness, motivation and confidence.
Try practicing mindfulness of your choices to see where you are stuck on self-sabotaging autopilot loops so that you can identify where the work needs to be done.
Then use positive intention statements (“I will…” commitments to self) each morning to direct your conscious resources towards opportunities to break these loops and create new pathways in your brain.
Keep a scorecard at night by rating yourself and how well you met the new intentions on a scale of 1-10.
This type of accountability system works wonders for your brain and is a neuroscientific brain strategy that is proven to enhance follow through by making it a higher priority decision.