10 Signs You’re Living on Autopilot

Noelle Bloom March 28, 2018

So what exactly does living on autopilot look like?  Here’s the best way I can describe it…

You’ve just driven home and stepped out of your car, but you don’t remember stopping at any lights, switching any lanes or making that right-hand turn. The drive was a blur, yet you arrived home safe and sound. What about that time someone was talking to you but you weren’t really listening so you had to ask them to repeat what they said?

That was your brain working on autopilot while your mind wandered…

The problem is when living on autopilot leaves you sleepwalking through life’s pivotal moments, making it difficult to make intentional decisions about how you want to work and live your life.

Before you know it, you’re living your life by default, not design. Over time, these small mindless decisions can prevent you from reaching your definition of success.

Here are 10 signs you’re living your life on autopilot:

  1. You dread the day ahead.
  2. Your daily routine is predictable.
  3. You do things without thinking.
  4. You can’t seem to put your phone down.
  5. You stay deep in thought.
  6. You have a difficult time remembering.
  7. You can’t seem to let go.
  8. You’re not making meaningful progress.
  9. You say “yes” more than you say “no”.
  10. You know there’s a better life to be lived.




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