Today’s Word: nurture

June 3, 2017   =========

☆   nurture 育てる


One of the useful phrases this week is, “It’s important to nurture new habits until they stick.” Do you agree with this? Do you think that some habits just stick automatically without needing to nurture them? What kind of habit would that be?

To be honest, I can’t actually think of one! I think all habits need to be nurtured and reinforced in some way, until they are automatic.

For me, one of the best ways I have found to nurture a habit is to keep a tally – each day I do the habit, I mark an “X” on my calendar, and so I continue to nurture the habit each day, as I don’t want to break my chain of “X” marks. This method comes from Jerry Seinfeld’s “Don’t Break the Chain” idea,