Novelty

The human brain thrives upon novelty. 

So show it something new.

A calculation it has never run.

An experience never before explored. 

Drive a different route to work.

Learn a new language.

Brush your teeth with your non dominant hand. 

This miraculously efficient brain of ours will quickly master familiar tasks and soon begin to run them on autopilot.

With minimal energetic expense (or creation of new neural pathways).

Ever get to work or home and realize you don’t remember the drive?

Autopilot. 

And living on autopilot is quite literally the opposite of living in the NOW.

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