Behaviour change

Doing some on-line research on behaviour change for an assignment, came across this:

Interestingly, the researchers also found that “missing one opportunity to perform the behavior did not materially affect the habit formation process.” In other words, it doesn’t matter if you mess up every now and then. Building better habits is not an all-or-nothing process.

Which is nice!

7 Replies

  • Some of us do tend to think in "All or nothing" terms lol

  • Indeed we do!

  • Oh yes...

  • Hehe I am all for a bit of grey.😀.

  • I'm learning to like it!

  • I think one reason C25K works is that you absolutely must not do it every day - which is the way most people start out with their ideas so that the first day they don't do whatever it is gets viewed as 'messing up'

  • Totally - I used to think like that and it's taken a year or two (or more!) to not. I love the concept of resetting the clock.

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