i have a bit of a routine in the shower. and, as i assume is for most, it is not one that i mapped out but rather one i settled into. the other day i stumbled upon a different order that was much more efficient and beneficial. and then proceeded to not use it again for a week. even though i was specifically consciously aware of the change and that i wanted to implement it.
i think the term autopilot is a misnomer. when you plug in new coordinates, it doesn't revert to a previous location just because you've been there before. if our brains are stubborn should it really be any surprise that we are as well.
which has me a bit worried about the potential for conscious change. if mundane shower habits are self-correcting, what chance is there for altering routines with actual endorphic impacts.