It has come to my attention that most people have a problem forming good habits while forming bad ones tends to come naturally. Well, with all the temptation in the world, it’s obvious why. People aren’t aware of how habits are formed.
Now, you don’t need a book on habit to teach you how to form one nor do you need to do endless research as to how to form good habits and eliminate bad ones.
First off, good and bad are irrelevant when it comes to habits. There are just habits. Your brain is a binary organism that cares nothing for your feelings, morals, or concepts of right and wrong. Though the brain itself holds no concepts, it can conjure up concepts for you to use to structure your life, but, the brain itself doesn’t inherently have a concept of anything other than survival, the pursuit of pleasure, and avoidance of pain. Understand this, and you understand the essence of habits.
Now that that stuff is out of the way, let’s get to the simple formula for habits: Rhythm + Consistency = Habit.
Rhythm being the groove, the time you perform a task every day. Example: writing every night at six o’clock for two hours. Six o’clock, the time you start and two hours, the length you perform the habit for forms the rhythm.
Consistency means you do this every night, no matter what. Come hell or high water, you’re at that laptop at six o’clock and punching those keys. Not five o’clock, not eight o’clock, six o’clock. No earlier, no later.
In short, rhythm is the structure of execution, consistency is repeated execution of the structure.
Structure = every night from six o’clock to eight o’clock
Execution = writing
Consistency = repetition
Rhythm = execution of structure repeatedly
And there you have it, a simple formula for forming a habit. If you have any questions, comment below!
Alright, that’s my spiel. Til next week. . .