I absolutely believe that mindfulness is a Good Thing. But sometimes mindlessness can be our friend, too. When we build a habit, a real one, we don’t have to spend a lot of energy making ourselves do whatever it is.
This is the theory behind exercising first thing in the morning, right after using the bathroom and brushing our teeth. All of a sudden, there we are, finished with our cardio and we’re just about awake. We didn’t think about it. We didn’t have to talk ourselves into it. We just put on our shoes and went, on autopilot.
Not everyone is a morning person, so maybe the autopilot needs to kick in on the way home from work, making the car travel to the gym on the way home, so that when we come out of our freeway daze, there we are, ready to work out.
Do whatever works!