So how often does your mind flips a switch?
What kind of switch? People usually think of a sane and insane switch, or an interest/hobby switch.
And the more frequent you flip the switch, the higher chance of it being flipped the next time, so says common sense and statistics.
Another would be, button pushing. Which does the same thing, but for some reason has a more negative annotation to it. Let's assume this is because of the military who fire nukes and missiles at a push of a button, and a switch for lightbulbs to lighten a room. What you see in the room is a different matter altogether though.
Now who creates these switches and buttons on people? Its not a conscious application by the majority, however its usually a side effect of how our brain, consciousness, personality and upbringing is manifested.
Whether we harbour intense feelings of guilt, interest, or passion. The desire to suppress or cultivate, we require an outlet else chaos resides in our mind and soul. Its not something we can avoid so long as we are humans. (Enlightened humans are a different matter)
Now what happens if some of these switches are something undesirable? Its not like we can just call an electrician to dewire it. The most we can do is try to settle our minds, find the energy that powers the switch and redirect it elsewhere. The longer the switch has been flipped, the harder it is to reroute, just like heavy traffic on a highway compared to a quiet street.
However, like all sayings goes, to move a mountain, start with its pebbles. To drain the sea, start with droplets, to climb a tower, start with the first step. Set backs, falls and trips are bound to occur, but with some observations sometimes and practice we can eventually minimize them.