Programming and choice

When I was younger, my mornings ran like a fast paced software program. I took pride in the power and speed with which I jumped out of bed, exercised, showered, ate, and dressed for the day.

My recent intention has been to spend mornings in meditation and peace, so that I might carry that centered context throughout the day.

It seems to be working well, but this morning I forgot to wash my hands when coming in from outside... and then caught myself calling myself an idiot for doing so. (That harsh self critic wants the morning software back!)

There is massive resistance in the transition from programming to choice. To fight against the resistance is my old programming, so I seek to turn toward acceptance instead. It's hard!

Where is your transition from programming to choice encountering resistance?

How do you meet such resistance with acceptance and choice instead of adversity and programming?