I’ve worked in the corporate world for most of my professional life. For many years, real estate was all I knew and loved—developing apartment buildings, reviewing blueprints, and managing properties all over New York City. Fast forward a decade later, two children and a home, every day felt like it was repeating itself—similar to the movie Groundhog Day. I started feeling like something was missing and that life offered more in a deeper spiritual way, than I was able to attain. I needed to stop living on autopilot.

I had programmed my mind to live on autopilot, locked into the day-to-day stressors. I knew that if I stayed trapped in this mindset I was headed toward a black hole. It was time to break free, to tap into the gut feeling that told me there was more to this wonderful world. It was time for me follow a deep passion I’ve had for many years.

Having been drawn to mindfulness, spirituality, health and wellness, I knew that’s where the answer lied. I made it my mission to learn as much as I could about the roots of healthy mind and healthy living, and after years of research and meeting many inspirational teachers, I realized one of the biggest components to being whole was community and so I decided to start my own —Rewire Me. I wanted to share what I had learned with others and create a community of people looking to heighten their mental, physical and spiritual self-awareness.

If you’re feeling like you can’t stop living your life on autopilot, the first step is look at what really matters.

1. Prioritize your relationships

Nothing enriches your life more than cultivating deep connections with others. Surround yourself with people who make you happy and bring out your best qualities.

Running two businesses, while trying to juggle family, friends and parenting can be a challenge. Just a quick glance at my five Google calendars would probably make you feel overwhelmed.

But regardless of how hectic and busy life can be, when I start to feel like I’m off balance, I find that spending time with like minded people always makes me feel centered.

2.  Align yourself with your core values

Imagine this scenario: You are offered a high-paying job at a company you dislike. You get sucked in by the idea of making all this money that you forget what it is you really want to do. Chasing money instead of chasing your passion is a mistake. It will only lead to frustration and unhappiness.

3. Schedule time for play

I recently had a conversation with my friend Nancy Levin, author of Jump…And Your Life Will Appear and host for Hay House Radio. One of the topics she talks about is giving yourself “permission to play,” which I agree is so important. Many of us have a misconception that play is foolish or time-wasting and others will judge us for it. But in fact, play plays an important role in our healing. “When I stopped living in reaction to others and in response to my own wants and needs is when I became truly happy,” said Nancy.

Are you doing what you really want to do? Are you ready to start really living?

Rose Caiola

Inspired. Rewired.


  • Kristen
    Posted November 10, 2015 1:58 pm 0Likes

    I love reading your articles but this one really hit a nerve!! Life can get a little overwhelming at times and we forget on how to bring ourselves back to balance, we tend to forget what really matters. Thank you for sharing your tips on how to stop living on autopilot, this really helped me refocus on what’s most important in life. Thank you!

  • Laura
    Posted November 11, 2015 10:14 am 0Likes

    I know I’ve gone on autopilot many times. We need to hear these reminders and this is a great reminder for us to stop and remember what’s important and to smell the roses!

    • Gianna Caiola
      Posted November 11, 2015 12:00 pm 0Likes

      We’ve printed this out and put it on our wall for inspiration, just incase we forget!

      Wishing you a lifetime of exciting new experiences,
      RWM Staff

  • Kevin Mill
    Posted November 12, 2015 1:48 pm 0Likes

    This is an incredible reminder, thanks

  • Nema Patel
    Posted November 12, 2015 3:35 pm 0Likes

    Undoubtedly, following these three steps will make a positive difference for anyone. Thank you for offering helpful steps and relatable stories. xox

  • Charolette
    Posted November 12, 2015 4:24 pm 0Likes

    It’s surprising how many of us fall into the patterns of daily life. Those three tips are very helpful! Going to start putting them into practice asap!

  • Miranda
    Posted January 13, 2016 6:46 pm 0Likes

    Yes, yes and yes!!! Thank you Rose for your wise words! I absolutely love your articles! there is so much to explore!

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