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How to Start a Chain Reaction of Good Habits
When it comes to diet and exercise, sometimes the first few steps are the hardest, one moment we feel all enuthasitic about achieveing a goal, then we hit the first hurdle and life has got in the way and its all blown out the window. Why is this?? Lets take for example: Mrs Blogs. Everyday for 20 years she never made her bed, a seemly trival task unless guest were coming over. At some point enough was enough and Mrs Blogs managed to make the bed four days in a row. None of these extras were even a consideration intailly.
As Pulitzer Prize-winning author and philosopher Will Durant explains, good habits are the foundation of a meaningful life. Unfortunately for us, however, their very nature makes habits hard to control. As the brain takes in more and more complex information, it looks for any repeatable tasks it can put on autopilot to free up mental energy. Bad habits are rampant in our lives, from eating poorly, to spending too long on distracting websites or watching tv, to showing up to a job you hate. Everyone loves a good rags-to-riches success story.
For example, consider the case of a woman named Jennifer Dukes Lee. The Domino Effect states that when you make a change to one behavior it will activate a chain reaction and cause a shift in related behaviors as well. One habit led to another, one domino knocked down the next.
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For example, consider the case of a woman named Jennifer Dukes Lee. For two and a half decades during her adult life, starting when she left for college and extending into her 40s, Lee never made her bed except for when her mother or guests dropped by the house. At some point, she decided to give it another try and managed to make her bed four days in a row—a seemingly trivial feat.
Human behaviors are often tied to one another. Consider the case of a woman named Jennifer Lee Dukes. For two and a half decades during her adult life, starting when she left for college and extending into her 40s, Dukes never made her bed except for when her mother or guests dropped by the house. This post originally appeared on JamesClear. At some point, she decided to give it another try and managed to make her bed four days in a row—a seemingly trivial feat. However, on the morning of that fourth day, when she finished making the bed, she also picked up a sock and folded a few clothes lying around the bedroom. Next, she found herself in the kitchen, pulling the dirty dishes out of the sink and loading them into the dishwasher, then reorganizing the Tupperware in a cupboard and placing an ornamental pig on the counter as a centerpiece.
June 6, 23 comments. I have an on-again, off-again relationship with exercise. Mostly, I exercise to support my taco habit. And when I do exercise, I expect the results to be instant and spectacular. The challenge: Everybody runs one mile a day, every day, for the month of June. So, every morning for the past week, our younger daughter Anna and I run a mile along the country roads where we live.