The first step in redemption from waking sleep is to begin noncritical self-observation of all of your thoughts, feelings, and moods appearing, seemingly automatically, and starting a chain of internal events resulting in preprogrammed covert and overt observable actions.
Why? Because all of us are psychobiological machines lacking the ability to do consciously. We are reactive and not proactive.
The first step is to see how mechanical you are in your day to day activities and generate a desire for freedom and conscious evolution.