July 30, 2014 2:14 AM Subscribe
The recent general knowledge says you can use gamification to instill new habits, rewarding yourself for actions taken. But are there any strategies for instilling habits of *not doing* something? How can you reward something you haven't done?
posted by gakiko to Health & Fitness (17 answers total) 20 users marked this as a favorite
In my case, this would be NOT eating everything in sight when I'm bored or stressed out. I've tried giving myself points/rewards for days when I only eat what I've planned beforehand or when I only eat proper meals without any snacks, but the day is so long and I am so often bored or tired or stressed. I think something more immediate would work better. But I am interested in any thoughts you have on this subject!