I feel stuck / I know I shouldn't, but I keep doing [fill-in-the-blank]

Our brains create our experience/perception of reality outside of our conscious awareness. The problem is that our minds can't distinguish between the helpful assumptions and those that are not-so helpful. The unfortunate truth is that in our brains thinking that helps us survive can override thinking that makes sense, which can keep us clinging tightly to our less-than-helpful behavior patterns.