Pattern Interrupt: In Real Life And Real Time

How conversations with my feet keep me on track

B. Lorraine Smith
6 min readMar 15, 2023

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This article is from a recording in which I capture a “pattern interrupt” in real time — a technique I use to get out of a habit loop that’s not serving me. Based on a nudge from a friend, I offer an example that isn’t about running. Video + audio versions below, too. (Photo by me)

[This is a direct transcript of a live pattern interrupt]

The other day after I published my piece on pattern interrupts my friend Cameron, my companion in composting, reached out and said, “Yeah, that’s great and stuff. But what does that have…

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B. Lorraine Smith

Former sustainability consultant replacing ESG with reality-based insights about corporate purpose and impact. https://www.blorrainesmith.com/