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 DOYOUYOGA reader...
How to Enter and Win!
DOYOUYOGA 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!