I woke up the other morning and I was really hungry. I realized that I had forgotten to eat dinner the night before. At about the time I would normally eat, a friend dropped by. I visited with her for an hour or so and after she left I just did whatever I would normally do at 7:30 or 8 at night. Let me explain that I don't usually plan and cook a big meal at night. Doc and I like to eat at different times and we both just fix our own (we sometimes run into each other at the grocery store). I usually eat soup or cheese and crackers and fruit (or occasionally a frozen dinner).
I know, not that interesting in itself, but it made me think that I often eat from habit as much as hunger......it's noon-time for lunch, mid-afternoon-off to the office next door for a snack (it's a dental office and they have the best junk food around and are very generous with me) and so on. It's not just food-there are so many other things I do without really thinking. Every morning the first thing I do is head for the coffee pot.....okay, bad example, gotta have the coffee! But you know what I am talking about.
Since my blog title is Living Consciously and I started it partly to help me pay more attention to and remember all that I am doing and, well, live more consciously, I want to renew my efforts to do just that. Certainly, writing about what we do (or thinking about writing about it) keeps us tuned in.
I would love to hear what you are thinking about what you do without thinking.