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(DAY 48) Day on autopilot

· 2 min read
Gaurav Parashar


Have you ever had a day where everything just seemed to fly by without much thought or conscious effort? It's as if you were on autopilot, going through the motions without much awareness or engagement with the world around you. Today was one such day for me. On my drive back to home, I got thinking - what happened today?

The downside of going through the day on autopilot is that I miss out on the richness and depth of experiences. When I am not fully present and engaged with the world around, I might miss out on opportunities for growth, learning, and connection with others. I felt a sense of emptiness or dissatisfaction at the end of the day, as if I didn't accomplish much or make the most of my time.

High switching costs

Some days do finish on autopilot due to my habits, routines, and mental state. While this can be a comfortable and familiar way to move through my days, it can also limit my growth and engagement with the world around. By intentionally disrupting my routines and cultivating mindfulness, I can break out of autopilot mode and experience life with greater awareness, curiosity, and joy.