For the month of January, I’ve committed to posting every day, having accepted the 30-day challenge.
This is day 28 of 30.
Recently, I finished reading Gretchen Rubin’s book Better Than Before and while I expected the normal stuff on habits, Rubin went beyond the cliches and brought some original insights to the topic.
She starts out by introducing her theory on the Four Tendencies. Think of it like any of the personality-type quizzes out there, except this relates to habits and how you relate to yourself and others in regards to your habits. There are four main Tendencies (Upholder, Questioner, Rebel and Obliger) and while you can be more than one, most people will find that they are squarely in one category with hints of the others thrown in.
Curious what your tendency is? Go take the quiz. I’m pretty much an Obliger with a little bit of Upholder thrown in — which explains a lot about me and why habits can be hard for me to keep without some sort of external accountability.
Tomorrow I’ll tell you why this played into helping me make a decision to seek out some nutrition coaching. Until then, go find out what you are and then let me know. I’m curious to hear what other people are and how it impacts their habits and commitments.
(I’ve got a live Q&A session with Dr. Brene Brown this evening and so this post is a little hurried … I’d apologize but my best bed Dr. Brown is worth shorting the blog for a day)