When your brain isn’t focused on a task, it switches into autopilot mode whenever it can. This switch to automatic processing allows your brain to rest its prefrontal cortex.

Autopilot can be incredibly helpful, especially when we are talking about brushing our teeth, flossing, dressing ourselves, checking the mail, cleaning the kitchen, it saves us unnecessary decision-making.

The danger is when we don’t notice that we’ve slipped into this mode.

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