Your cue leads to your craving, which leads to a response, that leads to your reward.
These rewards can take any form, and as your habit gets more ingrained you develop a craving for the reward too, further developing the habit.
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Many writers use the act of getting out of bed as a cue but yours could be anything. As time passes you will feel less resistance to writing as your brain automatically prepares for writing once the cue is detected.
Writers ought to have only one response to their cues and cravings: writing!
Being a writer requires diverse activities, like promoting your list or pitching agents, but writing is still the most important of all.
Ask yourself what change of state are you seeking from writing. What you crave is not the habit itself but a change, which for a writer is often the sense of accomplishment from being a writer working toward a long-sought-after goal.
The cue triggers a craving, which motivates a response, which provides a reward, which satisfies the craving and, ultimately, becomes associated with the cue.
Together, these four steps form a neurological feedback loop—cue, craving, response, reward; cue, craving, response, reward—that ultimately allows you to create automatic habits.
Habit conjures up images of engaging in a mindless, automatic behavior, which fitness is not.
Start thinking about making exercise a routine or a ritual more than a habit.
According to psychologists, the difference is that routines and rituals are deliberate, purposeful, goal-oriented and mindful acts, rather than mindless ones.
Sleeping 8 hours a day and taking a time-out to rest is crucial.
Give yourself time to recuperate, in order to perform better at any task, and to recall better what you have studied.
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