If you regularly practice yoga, you’re already on track to developing healthy habits. But mindfulness isn’t only relevant in the studio; our ticks, tendencies, and even addictions can follow us everywhere.
A habit is an act that requires more effort to abstain from than to perform–this is the opposite of mindfulness. For efficient behavior patterns, your brain unconsciously builds associations with immediate rewards and punishments.
Whether a cold bucket of water is necessary to get you out of bed in the morning or you need a literal slap back into reality to keep you from reaching for your cigarettes, physical cues are powerful at altering your behavior. After a short period of experiencing these cues, the idea of operant conditioning suggests that new habits will develop; which means you won't always have to hire friends to punch you every time you bite your nails.
It may sound shocking, but our friends at Pavlok have developed a wearable device that will literally jolt you into re-aligning your routine.
Pavlok is a wearable device that uses vibration, beep, and electric stimulation to help you break bad habits. Studies show that most people only need up to 5 days of aversion therapy to break a bad habit for good.
And they are giving away a free Pavlok production unit to one lucky DOYOU reader…
How to Enter and Win!
DOYOU users have a week to enter this drawing, so spread the word! To enter, leave a comment in the section below and include the #1 habit you would like to break with this Pavlok wearable. The winner will be selected at random.
Congratulations to @elissanelson for winning the giveaway!