22 May 2013
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Daft Punk released their anticipated album called, Random Access Memories yesterday and while it takes us through memory lane from the catchy beats, familiar rhythms and 70′s samples, they inspired me to write my first entry in Klosky’s Corner, which is about:
Recondition Your Brain to Better Yourself
Habits are hard to break. In fact the first time that resonated with me was when I listened to the Chicago song ”Hard Habit to Break” from 1993, which at its core was a about breaking the habit of loving someone who got away and learning to deal with the consequences of treating a loved one poorly. Not realizing what you had until it was gone. I was thirteen and had my heart broken for the first time.
We have all been through break-ups, we have all loved, lost, hurt, been hurt and we all know in the end we move on, heal and love again. How fast that happens is truly dependent on our own actions and the habits we have conditioned ourselves to find comfort in. When a piece of your life disappears you must make the choice to live your life without that piece and continue to build rather than searching and yearning for the missing piece. Easier said then done, yes, BUT it is a choice and does take time!
I show you this picture above because our brain has the power! OR do we actually control our brain? Pathways, synapses that fire over and over again based on habits and patterns we have formed. We truly have the power to change our habits and recondition our minds to work and fire off new synapses. It won’t happen over night, but can happen night by night then day by day until all of a sudden what you have been use to is suddenly a distant memory and old habit. They die hard, but when those bad habits die new positive ones can form. It is much easier to resort to the old habits, the ones that fire without warning, but next time you feel that habit coming on, whatever your poison may be, STOP and try something new.
Bringing this around to the O.C.D. Experience, everything I have created in my life when it comes to organization is based off of habit and repetitions. All of the organizational systems I teach my clients are based off of the development of the habits I have formed to battle my obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), which enables me to focus on being more productive and more effective rather than obsessing over things that are destructive and unhealthy. I have been doing it for most of my life now, and I know how difficult it can be to break a habit and not regress backward. It can happen, you can change and better yourself anytime you want by making the decision to!