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Pandemic Habits – How to get rid of the bad habits and keep the good ones

On the Washington Post website, they have posted a very informative article about how to keep your good habits and get rid of the bad ones.

From the article:

With the rollout of coronavirus vaccines picking up, there’s a lot of talk about resuming our pre-pandemic lives. But although many of us may welcome such a return, we also may have made changes over the past year — such as prioritizing our health, creating new family traditions and learning new skills — that we’d like to carry forward.

As the world starts whirring again and people return to offices, schools and schedules, the risk of lapsing into our pre-pandemic ways is real. “We’re going to be faced with two sets of habits: pre-pandemic and during the pandemic. And we’ll have to choose which to repeat,” said Wendy Wood, a research psychologist at the University of Southern California and author of “Good Habits, Bad Habits.” “It’s usually easier to act habitually, so we may end up returning to what we’ve done before the pandemic.”

So, “don’t leave your habits to chance,” said BJ Fogg, a behavior scientist, the founder and director of Stanford University’s Behavior Design Lab, and author of “Tiny Habits.” “Now, as things shift back, it’s a wonderful opportunity to be deliberate about what habits you want to keep and what new habits you want to form.”

Read the article in its entirety here: Washington Post

Ms. Jenn Landers | Patient Advocate Alliance LLC
  Edited by Dr. Justin Groode