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How to Get Your Brain Off Auto-Pilot
My mom and I live in neighborhoods that are only about a mile apart. When we go places together, the trip usually ends with us laughing on the main road just outside our neighborhoods. Without meaning to, whoever is driving automatically heads home instead of dropping the other off first. Every single time. We’re like homing pigeons, automatically programmed to head home when we get on that road.
That gets me to thinking… how much of our lives do we live on autopilot like that? How much of the life God is blessing us with are we missing because we’re not present and paying attention to the details? Because we’re not challenging our minds to stay focused?
It’s harder than you might think to get off autopilot. It’s going to take some real effort, and a little bit of planning to make it happen. It’s also likely to take a bit of an attitude adjustment. We have to stop thinking that the little things like driving down the road or doing the dishes don’t matter. The lyrics to one of my favorite songs say, “It all matters. Just as long as you do every thing you do to the glory of the one who made you…” Whether you’re art journaling like Christine, working your body out, eating right, or learning new scriptures, it all matters. Spirit, body, mind, and soul.
It all matters.
So, how do you get off auto pilot? Challenge your brain. Whether it’s with puzzles, or brain training games/sites like Lumosity.com, or by just doing things a different way than you normally would, challenge your brain to be engaged. Did you know that a simple change like taking a different route to your destination helps your brain? Or that eating, writing, or doing tasks with your non-dominant hand activates places in your brain and helps spark creativity? Do some research. You’ll engage your brain and learn all kinds of cool stuff in the process. :)
Click here to watch Steven Curtis Chapman’s ‘Do Everything’ on YouTube. This song is really a fantastic reminder that everything we do matters to Him… Don’t skip watching it! You need these lyrics stuck in your head: It all matters. Just as long as you do every thing you do to the glory of the one who made you…