Pretraining

It means practicing the habit a bunch of times in an artificial situation so that it occurs more automatically in real life.

Pros:

  • For when you think you won’t be able to consciously control your reaction in the real situation without practice.
  • When the behavior you want to perform requires skill or knowledge you might not possess without practice.

Cons:

  • The practice may not fully transfer to the real situation.
  • Practicing multiple times in the same session is known tohave a weaker impact on long-term changes to your behavior.

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