20 second rule and activation energy 

Recently, I came across these interesting concepts through here.

As I understand, the concept is quite simple. All it takes is just 20 seconds to make a habit or stop a habit . You just have to decrease or increase  the activation energy needed in this 20 second interval. 

As the author in that referred article quotes, if you want to make playing guitar a habit, keep it out of the closet instead of inside. This job hardly takes 20 seconds, and is going to decrease the activation energy needed and you are most likely to make it a habit . And if you want to stop watching TV after reaching home, take the batteries out of the remote before leaving for work and keep them somewhere far, this job will take you 20 seconds, and this action will increase the activation energy needed and you are most likely to avoid watching TV.

So, now I wanted to try this out and see the results for myself. Couple of months ago, I enjoyed quilling ear rings a lot and bought lots of stuff for the same. But it has been months that I touched that stuff and I really wanted to change it. I knew that my first barrier in quilling is to decide on what’s to be done. So I decided to decrease  the activation energy needed using the 20 second rule. I asked V to browse stuff and select something so that I could make them. He chose one and within no time, I made this and put them on and showed V:

 
With the renewed inspiration, I asked V to select one more and then made this too :

  

And then I gave a pause to this 20 second concept so as not to fail the  blogathon 🙂

More experiments on this can be tried from tomorrow 🙂 

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