Muscle Memory Mixes With Mental Memory

I posted yesterday about how I moved offices at work for the first time in over two years and keep automatically going to the old floor. As an update, things have gotten more complicated now. Now I’m mixing muscle memory with mental memory.

I’m now going to offices that aren’t mine. I’m finding myself arriving at the general correct office location but on the wrong floor or the correct floor but old general office location. Yup, the muscle memory of either the old floor or old office position is being partially overridden by either the current mental memory of my current office location or the current mental memory of the current floor. It’s as if my brain is recognizing that something has changed and we can’t go completely on autopilot, but isn’t overriding the autopilot completely. Only partially.

Either way, I’m ending up at two different offices that aren’t mine. It’s kind embarrassing. Luckily, people aren’t noticing a whole lot. I hope my brain switches over to entirely current soon, or starts new muscle memory of the correct current location.

I’ll probably switch locations again then.

About David S. Atkinson

David S. Atkinson enjoys typing about himself in the third person, although he does not generally enjoy speaking in such a fashion. However, he is concerned about the Kierkegaard quote "Once you label me you negate me." He worries that if he attempts to define himself he will, in fact, nullify his existence...
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