Our lives are built upon a series of endless loops, and in a real sense, everything we do will get rerun hundreds, if not thousands, of times.
Have you ever had a thought you just couldn’t get away from, no matter how hard you consciously tried to think about something else?
It’s in our nature to establish these myriads of recognizable patterns, just as it is to then crave and covet them. We grow to love those things we’ve created, whether they’re good for us or not.
Everything is stuck on repeat until something drastic happens to break the loop.
In software programs, we have numerous ways to break out of loops. We often use conditional statements like IF or FOR that will then only run a preset number of iterations before terminating.
I use these every day, and there’s almost nothing that can’t be done by setting them up correctly. Problems tend to show up quickly if they’re not setup properly, but by breaking it all down into simple statements, it’s usually an easy fix.
The reason I bring this up is because this technique can be used in real life too. We just have to first recognize the loops, then decide which ones are harmful and need to be broken.
For example, I realized that Facebook was a very bad loop to be caught in, so I wrote an IF statement into my programming to break it. My IF statement was simply this: IF Facebook stops censuring information THEN I can return to the platform.
I decided that whatever statement I chose to use, I would follow to the letter as though it were a real program. No cheating, just accept it as it was.
Not only did this work, but, needless to say, I haven’t set foot there since.
I’ve started using this technique for lots of things recently, and it seems to work like a charm… so I thought I’d pass it on.
Have a great day; go break some loops!
-I am Crandew