10 reasons why we don’t stick to things

Not sticking to things is a problem for many of us.

We start with good intentions but then “life” seems to get in the way.

So how do you stick to your plans? This list from ZenHabits looks at 10 reasons.

I think number 4 is the most powerful

4. We give in to temptation, out of habit. Temptation is all around us: the temptation of chocolate cake when we said we’re going to stick to a diet, the temptation of TV when we said we’re going to go to bed earlier, the temptation of the phone or Internet when we said we’re going to meditate. Actually, temptation is just a bit of discomfort, but our habitual response is to just give in. Rationalize, and let the temptation rule our response.

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