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  • Writer's pictureDillan Taylor

When Does a Habit Become a Habit?

When it’s easier for your body to do it than to not do it.

This morning, I woke up to nothingness because I forgot to set my alarm. I woke up at 6:58. My alarm would’ve been set for 7.

Humans are excellent at adapting—to the good and the bad.

Here’s how I developed the habit of flossing (my teeth) everyday:

Floss > hate it, gums bleed, uncomfortable, worst 30 seconds of my life > (next day) floss > still hate it, don’t want to do it > (a week later) floss > don’t love it but can get it done in 20 seconds, gums don’t bleed anymore > (a month later) floss > don’t even think about it.

That’s a habit. Doing something over and over no matter how uncomfortable it is until eventually—and inevitably—you don’t even have to think about it.


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