TRAP: the patterns we fall into during the game of life
Temptations, Reaction, Association, Pleasure
We are a cluster of habits formed based on our beliefs and sustained by our rewards mechanisms that constantly seek pleasure. Modern MAD habits (Multitasking, Avoidance, Drama) are partly informed by our external environment of temptations, that make it easy to react, and partly through associating pleasure to external substances and behaviours that provide instant gratification. Using this tool we will prepare our outer environment and our inner landscape to help us remember, in the moment of an ‘urge’ how to refocus attention and respond with wisdom.
Take 5 minutes and consider a habit that has become a compulsive and destructive addiction, that you’d like to change.
Now run through these questions: