Saturday, January 16, 2016

Habits Versus Reality

For someone like me who is in the BPO industry, change of body clock is one of my many struggles. This continues to be a fact despite being in the same industry for over a decade now. Your schedule would suddenly change when you have already adjusted your way of living, and when you have finally found work arounds for your daily routines.

This is precisely the same as our habits. As they say "Old habits die hard". It's difficult to break old habits. We can't just give up something that we have been doing for a lengthy period of time: May it be a simple routine such as drinking a cup of coffee at 3 AM, going to the salon every after two weeks to have your hair or nails done, your vices that you can't let go of, frequenting your favorite hang outs or indulging yourself with your favorite food, seeing the same person or same sets of friends, or even your perceptions in life.

There are underlying reasons for doing the same things over and over. Scientifically, it has to do with how our brain works. It has to do with how we program our brains to function in such a way that it becomes a behavior and routinary. In layman's terms, habit is something that we do automatically as we consciously and subconsciously gain pleasure, happiness, and contentment in it. Habit is what we do on a regular basis, a routine, and what we can't imagine our lives to be without.

If we ponder about what we do regularly and constantly, we will come to our senses and realize that there are things that we do that we still do simply because we can't get these things out from our systems. Admit it or not, we get scared of changing our habits or even our future plans as the result may not be as pleasurable as how the result of your habits give you now. We are scared of what the future entails if we change our normal ways of living the lives we have now.

But in reality, we have to sometimes un-learn what we have learned to do. We have to accept that there are things or people that we need to live or be without. We don't have any choice but to accept that we can't forever do what we do as change is the only thing that is constant in this world that we live in. We have to allow changes to happen, may it be in terms of career, relationship, family, or just a mere perception about life.

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