Many of us move about our days like robots. So when we want to make positive changes in our lives, things can get tricky. That’s because our self-awareness may be slim.
According to therapist Andrew Peterson, EdD, in his book The Next Ten Minutes: 51 Absurdly Simple Ways to Seize the Moment, “Big changes in our lives start with small shifts in our state of mind.” They also start within the routines of our daily lives.
When we engage in the most mundane activities mindfully, we’re actually able to effect change. It’s as though we open a different door, another option we didn’t realize had existed.
We use our senses fully. We become more aware of the decisions we’re making. We may get some clarity. Things that looked the same may have a different hue.
Here are three simple — even seemingly silly — activities from The Next Ten Minutes that’ll help you shake out of autopilot and plant the seeds of change.