In the A to Z of Becoming, C can stand for Choose.
We choose all the time. Unconsciously. We choose what to eat, where to eat it, what path to follow to any particular regular destination (like the workplace), and so on, and on.
Every day is filled with choices about what we want to put energy into, what we want to focus on, and what we want to do in the next minute.
A lot of these unconscious (or minimally conscious) choices are created through habit. If you have ever attended a course or conference which runs over a number of days or weeks, you’ll have noticed how quickly people find a particular seat to occupy every day they attend. Most of our eating choices are largely unconscious. There will be certain meals you eat frequently, certain drinks you ask for in cafés, certain shops you shop in, even particular brands you stay “loyal” to.
As I’ve written about other unconscious actions, there is nothing wrong, per se, in their being unconscious, but I find life changes when you make conscious choices. Making a conscious choice does not require you to actually make a different choice. You might still choose a particular beverage, a particular routine or whatever, but the deliberate act of bringing your choice to awareness and saying “I choose to do this” can be incredibly empowering, affirming, and heighten your experience of whatever you have chosen.
Give it a go.
Bring some of your routines and habitual choices up into your consciousness this week, and either actively choose to stick with them, or choose an alternative.
See how it feels.