I have a bad habit of looking at my cell phone every couple of minutes to check for emails and voice messages.
It’s easy to get sucked into destructive habits like this and you lose your life to distractions.
How to stop and get into the present?
Report: Penelope Carr wants to help fix bad habits.
From her Rozelle clinic she assists sports people, musicians, office workers and nurses reprogram their body using the Alexander Technique.
“It’s a re-education process that teaches you how to unlearn habits,” she said.
The technique increases the awareness of the body through dialogue and gentle manual guidance.
Ms Carr discovered the technique after 15 years working in ceramics.
“I was doing heavy labour lifting raw materials and my body was a mess,” Ms Carr said.
“The technique completely changed my life and now I see people and help them transform their lives.”
Anxiety is the biggest problem faced by Ms Carr’s patients.
“People are coming to me in their thirties with anxiety problems,” she said.
“It’s a huge problem now because everything is going too fast.”