An Experiment

Today I was inspired to start a behavioral experiment. I have a trait/behavior that I would like to change. My goal is to go 21 consecutive days without engaging in this behavior. Every day that I complete successfully, the band goes/stays on my left wrist. If I fail, the band goes back to my right wrist and I start my streak over from zero.

The common wisdom is that it takes 21 days to create/build a habit. Therefore my goal is 21 consecutive days. The rubber band forces me to be self-aware and acknowledge when I engage in the behavior I am trying to change. Others I’ve heard of found it to be so successful that by the end of 21 days it became second nature. We’ll see how it goes for me…I’ll keep you up to date on the results.

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