About this episode

Returning to activities that we’ve temporarily abandoned—due to, say, a global pandemic—brings a whole slew of challenges. Do we do things how we used to, even though we’ve changed fundamentally as people? If not, how can we approach our old work, habits, or hobbies in new ways? In this conversation, Martha and Ro unpack “the tyranny of how it's done” and offer advice on checking in with your senses before getting back on the horse and riding off in the wrong direction.

Show Notes

Returning to activities that we’ve temporarily abandoned—due to, say, a global pandemic—brings a whole slew of challenges. Do we continue to do things how we used to, even though we’ve changed fundamentally as people? If not, how can we approach our old work, habits, or hobbies in new ways that align with our new selves?

In this conversation, Martha and Ro explore the false consensus around relying on old ways  regardless of … well, anything. Dubbing this attitude “the tyranny of how it’s done,” our hosts suggest that we pause and listen to our instincts before jumping back in the saddle and galloping off in the wrong direction. Ro points out that whenever your brain says one thing and your body says another, that’s a sign that you’re forcing yourself into misalignment. 

Touching on everything from relationships to career choices, Martha and Ro show us that maybe falling off the horse is a great opportunity to check in with your senses. 

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