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A small list of important things that, regardless, you don’t do hourly:
– Floss your teeth.
– Clean your house.
– Exercise for 30 minutes.
– Write a project proposal.
– Change your child’s clothes.
– Tell someone you love them.
This list is infinitely long, and you have one unique to you. Frequency of task can be a reflection of what’s important to us…or the pathological. Iron your clothes? Great. Iron them hourly? What’s wrong with you? The same with meditation, et al.
Our thoughts work the same way. The voice in your head telling you the same thing with a deafening frequency. Sometimes it’s important and helpful, but oftentimes it’s the opposite.
If you were flossing hourly, I’d encourage you to fight to break this pattern. Same thing with cleaning your house. Even meditating. But this is especially true of those thoughts that are telling you to play it safe, follow the rules, don’t make waves, don’t speak up, don’t make a difference.
Too much of that is a bad thing.