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Building habits and a new hairbrush

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With the year spent mostly within my room’s comfort, I don’t spend much time brushing my hair. Mainly because I have the regular comb you use in the shower, and it never inspires me to make hair brushing a habit.

As much as I wanted to have detangled hair all day long, I never had the heart to actually do something about it.

Until I bought a hairbrush.

My attitude towards hair brushing changed just because I now have a hairbrush that I like. And it’s not the expensive kind by the way, but it looks fancy to me.

Using the hairbrush makes me feel good, and I ended up brushing my hair more often now. And that just solved my tangled hair dilemma.

I can remember from the book I read about building habits, and I quote:

… you change best by feeling good – not by feeling bad.

Tiny Habits

So if you want to build and sustain a habit, guilt-tripping is not an excellent way to start.

Reinforce the habit you want to build by feeling good.

And maybe, that’s the advice you’ve been waiting for all along.

If you want to learn more, you might want to check out this book. I’ve already read it, and it’s a good one.

Happy habit building!