Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Reactions towards habits

When you are eating, are you used to crossing your feet? If yes, which one? Left foot over the right foot or right foot over left foot? Do you like to put your hands together during a conversation? If so, which one? Right thumb over left thumb or the other way around? These are all habits we are all used to doing in everyday life. If you don't do it, it doesn't feel right. This post is mainly focused on my general knowledge about habits.

According to my sources, it's possible to form a habit (you probably know this already, but read on), but it's going to take a lot of work. So if you're going to change yourself, it needs a lot of work to do, and as far as I know, there are only three ways of forming a new habit.

The first way to do this is by force. I've formed a lot of habits mostly because my mom forces me to. For example, I've formed the majority of my good habits (waking up at 5:00 at the morning, taking a bath ASAP on a school day, and other discipline habits) are mostly because my mom forces me to do it. It's one of the easiest ways to form a habit. The only problem to this method of habit-forming is that you might despise the process, or more likely, the person who forces you to form the habit (somehow, I don't hate my mom for this, because I know it's for my own good).

The possibly hardest but best way to form a habit is by forming it by will (that is, you practice doing the habit yourself until it becomes a habit). Forming a new habit yourself isn't as easy as it sounds. You need tremendous willpower and discipline. Why? Well, because forming a habit by yourself isn't as easy as it sounds. If you were a lazy person, you might vow to become a more discipline, more energetic person. But it's going to very likely go like this: The night that you vow to wake up at 7 a.m. and set the alarm clock to the destined time, it's very possible that although you DO wake up at the sound of an alarm, you'll possibly get out of bed NOT to get up early, but to turn off the alarm and go back to sleep. I know this will very likely happen because it has happened to me. But although it's extremely difficult to form a totally new habit, it's not impossible, but it requires a lot of work.

The last and most effective way to form a new habit is by hypnosis. Yes, I know it sounds a bit insane, but it works, trust me. In this world, there are actually people who can hypnotize you into doing a lot of things, one of them making a new habit. According to my knowledge you need to be affected by the hypnosis permanently in order to form a new habit (or at least, you need to be hypnotized for the time required to make a new habit). When under the effect of the hypnosis, you won't feel like your main focus is what your hypnosis tells you to do (e.g. you won't be like, "must be discipline. Must be discipline" like a zombie, like in movies). Instead, you'll feel different under hypnosis. Your brain will tell you what you're hypnotized to do is the right thing to do. If you don't do what you're hypnotized to do, it feels that you did something really bad, so you must do what you are hypnotized to do or else. That's how hypnosis is so effective in the process of making a new habit. But on the bad side, being hypnotized to be discipline can ruin your hobbies such as playing with your friends because you must be discipline and you must work or you'll feel bad.

So those are the three methods of forming new habits. I hope this guide has helped you with your habit forming. Thank you for reading.

1 comment:

  1. This is good, it's like reading my text book all over again.