What Do You Need to Do Differently?
Begin this practice of breaking patterns by experimenting with doing some common everyday things, differently.
- Take a different route to work or other destinations that you usually travel to.
- Position your body differently when sitting or standing
- Use the opposite ear while speaking on the phone
- Order Chinese take-out and eat the entire meal using chopsticks
Pay attention to how it feels to show up differently. Be aware of how these changes in actions may allow you to see, hear, or feel things differently.
This exercise is also helpful to develop self-observation skills that will expand your awareness and begin to make you more conscious of your patterned behavior.