You're more disciplined than you think... it's your habits
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Hey, guys, what is up? It isn't Meg back at it again with another video, so the semester is coming to a close for me. I have four week until finals, and I've been doing a lot of self reflection recently, and one of the things that I've been thinking about a lot. So this is kind of like a story time video, but it's also a video that will hopefully give you some insight on maybe your personal habits and how you could improve yourself by changing your daily bad habits. Recently, I've been seeing a lot of my bad habits pop up that I thought I had been completely done with since probably January of 2018. Looking back at my middle school and high school days, there was a lot of bad habits that I created, some of them included by my nails or staying up all night watching YouTube, which led to me creating the habit of waking up as late as I possibly could, which didn't allow me any time to eat breakfast or get ready really in the morning. So it was just a mess and I went to school now, my parents often got angry at me because they saw what I was doing on a Bailey. I was conscious decisions that I was making rather than habits that I had ingrained into myself. I often not angry myself, too, because these bad habits that I was creating, they weren't beneficial to me. They were just negatively impacting my life, and I couldn't figure out why I couldn't get out of the cycle. So I've been reading the book called The Power of Habit, and you probably heard about this and talks about how we create habits and how we can change our habits and one of the main points of emphasis in this book. This is how we create our bad habits, right? We have a curious stimuli, and then we have a habit that's been programmed in, and then a reward from doing that action. It's based upon the premise that if you see a familiar stimuli, Orac, you, then you're going to respond with ah habit that's already been ingrained or basically programmed into your head. From that, you're going to experience some sort of reward. Recently, I noticed a new habit that I created, which is actually really bad. I shouldn't admit this, but I'm taking a nap right now. One of the habits I've created is that all study might online textbook for like 10 minutes. Then right after that 10 minutes I'll usually click onto a new tab, open up YouTube and watch that for, like, two hours. This habit, it hasn't been created necessarily because I hate studying anatomy like I actually think it's pretty interesting, and I and I enjoy studying kind off, but it's because you tube, and the entertainment that comes from watching it has become my reward. Rather than getting a good test score, you know what I mean? What do you know? So now the real question is, how do we change the bad habit? Think back to when I mentioned the Q. Have it and the reward. If you change one of those the Q slush stimuli or the reward, then you're able to more easily change the habit. Honestly, changing habits is so much easier said than done but it's definitely possible. Figure out what your bad habits are, what your good habits are, habits that you're maybe developing and really be self aware. You know, it's good to be self aware about our habits, because what I read in this book was over 40% of of the decisions that we make in our daily lives aren't really decisions. They're just habit that we've programmed in. So it's really great to be able to instill good habits in yourself. When you're living your daily life, that 40% is gonna be you doing productive things, good things for your life that are improving yourself with this I've decided that for the rest of the semester I'm going to with hard as I can to fix these habits, be more aware of the habits that I'm creating in the habits that I've already created it myself and tried to make small changes to myself because I know big drastic changes usually aren't that effective. If you wanna watch more videos like this, make sure to subscribe.