I’m not sure if I understand the question, so please forgive me if I answer it in a way you didn’t intend. I think what you’re asking is whether there are habits that might be considered tricky or negative if done in the wrong way. In my experience, the biggest risk is taking on too many new habits at once, and/or getting caught up in thinking that a habit has to be done PERFECTLY in order to be able to check it off. For the first issue, too many new habits at once, you risk setting yourself up for failure by adding a bunch of new things at one time because you haven’t gotten automatic at anything yet. This makes it all feel like really hard work and you’re more likely to just give it all up, versus starting with only one or two new habits, which would be more manageable. For the second issue, needing to be perfect, there are some days where we’re tired or incredibly busy, and we have a limited amount of willpower. If you’re going to have a ‘perfect or nothing’ attitude about habits on those days, you’ll start to resent the process. Always try to do something towards each habit every day, but accept that your best is going to change from day to day and that sometimes you might not get to something, and sometimes you might not do something (like flossing!) in the best way possible. At least you tried!!
I’m just getting started so still on the water-breakfast-exercise beginner level. Hope others have some good answers for you!
All habits lead you either away from or closer to your goals. Take note of all of your routines and habits make revisions accordingly. All habits are optional. Choose the top 3-4 wisely. This will cause incredible growth just by doing what's most important by habit. Happy trails!
Habits of body and mind go hand in hand. If you’re overeating, do a food habit. If you’re not sleeping do a sleep habit. Don’t try to solve overeating with meditation. Combine small habits of mind with body for best results. Don’t treat yourself dualistically. You are not a person trapped in a “meat-suit”. You are a psychosomatic unity. What are the implications of that for how you choose your habits?
- How do I stay motivated to floss late at night?
- do you use the floss habit as a reminder to brush your teeth or a reminder to actually floss? i’m not american (i know you guys floss like no other and i wish i was like that) and i have these retainer braces?things? like just a wire behind my teeth and cant use the thread ((and also depression which means struggling to take care of personal hygiene at times so i need reminders to brush my teeth…))
- Why do I need to floss my teeth? How can it help?
- Does anyone floss multiple times a day?
- How long does it take before starting a flossing routine does not hurt anymore?
- For drinking water in the morning, we left a cup of water on the counter overnight. What can you do to prompt flossing for the next morning?
- How do you ensure you floss every day?
- How do you do it in under two minutes? Any tips?
- It’s hard to get motivated to fast how do you motivate yourself to floss
- How do you motivate yourself through the first days when flossing is painful?