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May 22, 2019 01:39:48

You can't change your equilibrium

by @juliasaxena PATRON | 254 words | 🐣 | 273💌

Julia Saxena

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I think we all have some kind of equilibrium in us that has developed probably during our childhood (or are we even born with it?)

Our equilibrium covers a lot of things about us:

  • When we prefer to wake up and go to sleep.
  • When we prefer to eat during the day and how often.
  • What we prefer to eat. 
  • When we can focus best during the day.
  • What we do when we have nothing to do. 
  • How we behave. 
  • And much more.

We can be forced out of our equilibrium in a certain area due to circumstances like travel, sickness, other people's influence, etc. 

But, I feel we'll naturally gravitate back to it eventually. 

Here's how I noticed that. 

My husband is Indian, and I've spent a lot of time with his family. Of course, we've been eating Indian food, and I enjoyed it very much, especially when everything was still new for me. But after a while, my body started craving the food I've grown up with (western) and literally stopped liking Indian food. Back to the equilibrium. 

Same for the eating times. Indians eat very late, and I had to adapt to that. But the longer I was forced to eat late, the more I was developing an aversion against it. Now, I'm back to eating at my own times and much happier. 

So, I think there's a lot we can change about ourselves. However, fighting certain ingrained preferences probably won't work. Rather, we can listen to ourselves and find workarounds. 


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    @juliasaxena Very interesting. Equilibrium, habit, preferences, familiarity, comfort, predictability, memories, family, origins vs. surprises, change, new sensations, risk, accomodations, loss, abandonment.

    Thanks for sharing.
    - Mike

    Mike Byrnes avatar Mike Byrnes | May 22, 2019 13:29:46
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