This habit has a long term benefit. Usually, I wash my clothes by the end of the weekend and iron them one-by-one each day. As a result, I get too busy on weekdays and studying or doing some productive work becomes very difficult. So, if I can manage my laundry on weekends, my weekdays would get more streamlined. Again, going to the 4 stages of developing a habit and this may require some creativity:
Cue: Friday evening, when I come from office. The first thing to do is to soak in the clothes and wash them before bed. So, Friday evening, first step in the house is the cue.
Craving: The natural craving is for a less cumbersome workdays. This period should be used for studying and bathing within the time. In addition to this, lets add a movie in the hall for every week with these tasks done. So, in addition to the craving for a free weekdays I am also attaching the craving for a movie in the hall.
Response: The response is washing the clothes om a Friday night and ironing them on a Saturday/Sunday.
Reward: There are two rewards to the act – 1. Free weekdays. 2. Movie in the coming Friday.
I have already washed the clothes this Friday and was actually hoping to iron them today but I have to pay respect to laziness as well. Hence, the ironing part should be done tomorrow.
20th Jan –
I have done the ironing part. Now, I am to enjoy the leisure on the weekdays. Also, a movie this Friday or Saturday.
I shall keep updating on the upkeep of this habit of mine.
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