Stop Confusing Habits for Routines: What You Need To Know
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Habits are programmed human behaviors with little or zero conscious thought. Habits free our minds to other things, but our behavior isn’t always on autopilot. There are many tasks that require con...
Neurologically speaking, motivation is the desire to escape psychological discomfort or a life situation that is not giving us any kind of ‘pleasure’.
Most behaviors are prompted by discomfort. If we are hungry, we eat. If we are lonely, we call up a friend. If we are bored, we turn on the TV.
If we are procrastinating instead of doing a certain task, telling ourselves that we would it later, it is a sure sign that the task isn’t a habit which can be done on autopilot but is, in fact, a routine.
Anything that requires effort is easy to forget or postpone.
“Few things are sadder than encountering a person who knows exactly what he should do, yet cannot muster enough en..."
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While endless scrolling on your phone is a symptom of the problem, it is not the root cause of why you find it hard to focus.
To learn how to focus, you must adopt new skills as well as understand the most common causes of distraction.