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Author Topic: Avoidance tasks - using Consitency to break bad habits  (Read 4997 times)
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« on: November 08, 2009, 04:36:55 PM »

I think Consistency is great to  track and reinforce positive habits, things you are trying to do more, like exercising or watering your plants. But I think it could be improved for the opposite scenario, where you are tying to break negative habits.

Say you are trying to stop smoking. You could create a task for where you add a star for each day you resisted the urge to smoke, and set your minimum and maximum to 1. Although the string of stars would probably be a good view, it is not that practical to have to add one each day.

Perhaps a better approach would be to have a flag that reversed the behavior of the colors; the absence of an update would keep the cells green, and adding a star would switch than to red. Some way to indicate that "less is more" or "no news is good news" without the overhead of adding stars too often just to keep the task green.

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