I wonder if there's a name for this phenomena. For example, I used to find this happened whenever I moved house - I would learn the new route to drive to work: at first it was new and interesting and I had to focus on what I was doing and where I was going. Then after a while it became normal, and I didn't have to really think about it and started driving it automatically, but then at this point I would find myself driving back to my old house instead. Like my body was thinking 'which normal do I follow'?
I find this with sewing and baking as well. It's when I really know the pattern/recipe well that I start making stupid mistakes with it - forgetting to add yeast to the dough, forgetting to sew interfacing in.
Does anyone else's brain work in this bizarre fashion, or is it just me?
Reminds me of the whole old man/new man thing in Eph 4:22-24. I often feel like I'm at that point when I've done something stupid: do I get cranky at myself, or do I recognise it as just an old habit, and remember I have a new way of thinking now, I'm not the same person I once was and I have different options available to me now...
The photos are of pea shoots... kind of fits the theme? Maybe? In some kind of remote way? Some of them seem to be wondering which way to go - that's for sure!