Using Habits To Your Advantage

Jan 29, 2018Daniella

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Research suggests that it only takes around 21 days of repeating the same actions to form a habit. When something has become habitual, it makes it hard to go on with your day without doing it, often resulting in negative behaviors which people struggle to control, like speeding on the road. This negative side of habits is what they are most often associated with, but this a shame, as it doesn’t have to be this way.

Reset Habits

In reality, the habits which you find yourself with don’t have to be bad ones. Instead, with the right time and effort, this sort of psychology can be very beneficial to you, and it’s just a matter of learning how to use it before you can take full advantage. To help you out with this, this post will be exploring what it will take to build a habit, and how you can apply this sort of idea to your normal living as a way to improve your life.


Of course, it’s very easy to perform repetitive actions each day, and you probably have a lot of habits which you never notice. Starting the day with a coffee, for example, is a very common habit which people ignore. Habits like this become very strong in part because of the set routine which goes along with them. Humans are very good at recognizing patterns, even when it comes to physical actions, and this can be extremely powerful when you’re working on habits to improve your life.


General life administration, for example, is one of the hardest jobs for people to consistently take care of in their normal life. Paying bills, dealing with taxes, and even cleaning your home will all feel like tiring jobs when you’ve already spent a day at work. If you were to do it every day, though, this sort of work would become a lot less painful. Before you sit down to watch television or use social media, it’s worth sitting in the same place and working through the jobs of the day. While doing this each day may seem like a drag, it will make it a lot easier to handle the work, as you won’t end up with a big build up at the end of each month.

Situational Habits

In some cases, the habits you build can be ones which are very situational, and will depend on other aspects of your life. Finding installment loans near me, for example, will force you to make repayments at regular intervals, slowly making it easier and easier to set aside the money each month. Once the loan disappears, there will be no need to stop with this sort of work, and you will be able to start saving money for your own benefit, instead of giving it to someone else.

Hopefully, this post will inspire you to start working harder on the time you put into positive habits you build in your normal life. A lot of people ignore this powerful tool, instead using broken schedules to handle their work. Of course, though, with the right effort, this could leave all of your boring jobs to be done while you think about other things.

Do you use habits to your advantage?

Comments (3)

  • Paul

    Feb 11, 2018 at 9:03 pm

    Very informative post!

    1. Daniella

      Feb 12, 2018 at 3:54 pm

      Thank you so much Paul.

  • Investigator in Toronto

    Mar 23, 2018 at 10:42 am

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