Catch Yourself

Today I met a woman named Helga who talked about doing certain things to “catch yourself” when you fall back into old habits or even ways of thinking. The phrase made me picture myself free-falling out of the sky and somehow also down below to “catch myself.” And it was a comforting thought.

It’s a supremely confident thought. When you travel too far down a path you’re not to take, you’ll catch yourself. You’ll eventually redirect, reposition, and rework.

Then, I learned about having little “rest stops” during the day to take stock of the day so you’re never just living on autopilot. You sit down in the middle of the day—or maybe earlier like after breakfast—and you create a little rest stop for yourself.

And maybe it’s in the rest stops that you catch yourself.

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