As carpet weavers of our lives, we need a particular design for the rug we want to make. Once we decide our final design, if we want to create a durable carpet, we need to decide what length we’d like our rug to have? What materials suit its use? Once the dimension and design are decided, the materials used to weave a fine carpet contributes enormously to the overall impression of it – its color, texture, tactile feel, and above all its durability/ or place of use?
There are so many factors to consider as warps and wefts of our life; like habits, our worldview and how do we approach life goals in general.
“Habit allows us to go from ‘before’ to ‘after,’ to make life easier and better. Habit is notorious—and rightly so—for its ability to direct our actions, even against our will; but by mindfully shaping our habits, we can harness the power of mindlessness as a sweeping force for serenity, energy and growth.”
It is amazing how Gretchen Rubin describes the impact of habit in our future, or as she states; our After.
A habit is a routine of behavior that is repeated regularly and tends to occur subconsciously. Worldview is a particular philosophy of life or conception of the world, and approach is the way we deal with something and go nearer to something or someone (It is “Goal” here). We are faced with a series of effective and passive events, each one is dependent on the other yet effective on the rest.
How do we catch on to our habits? Who initiates them? Or I better say what triggers them? How was our worldview oriented? Are our habits an important factor in our worldview formation? And how does our worldview push us to approach our goals?
According to psychology today, one likely reason as to why people are creatures of habit is that habits are efficient, meaning that people can perform useful behaviors without wasting time and energy deliberating about what to do.
Several months ago or as we can say now, a year and several months ago, we used to live our everyday lives: drag ourselves out of beds (well not all), do our daily routine, and end our days like we always did. Until a significant, fundamental change hit us: the pandemic.
With only one extra element, our whole perspective could change, and now it is time we take control over our lives and start knitting our own desired design. Although we have an uncontrollable factor in our everyday lives, we can control a small portion of it and it is amazing how much it can change the course of our approaches.
At TEDxTehran, we believe our habits and routines are the very fabric of our future. It’s our choice to reflect and re-design the fabric of our future in the post-pandemic world. What would your choice be? What to go back to, what to forget, what to adapt to and what to change?
In TEDxTehran 2021, we’ll take a moment and rethink “The Fabric of our Future”.
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Written By: Asal Ghamari, Mina Haselian, Mona Eslami, Shirin Kalantar
Published By: Sepideh Lashkari