The strategies that you have adopted in the past have become your default settings. Many of these learned behaviors were set in stone during childhood, and you unconsciously trust these strategies because they have worked in the past.
Self-awareness will help you recognize these knee-jerk reactions. In some cases, you may perceive them to be perfectly appropriate and benign, while in others, you will realize the opposite.
The trick is to simply see them as they are, give thanks for what they’ve achieved in the past, and with the clarity you are now experiencing, choose another way.
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