When I was graduating my second year of college, I had Education studies(yes, that is a Subject!) as my pass subject. I never really liked it as a subject. Mainly because on the onset of it I took it as a punishment as it was full of theories and theories! I was never really good at mugging up so I never really tried to like it as well. I percepted the subject more like a practical aspect of life.
So yes, Education to me was more a window towards the practicalities of life even though all the experiments in theories were done on animals. Later, as a syllabi we were introduced to very abstract topics like – memory, remembering, forget, habit, personality, knowledge, attention- which I could never really believe had meaning! I mean, how do you define ‘forget’? I remember, while preparing for exams, the toughest I encountered was to study habit. I couldn’t possibly even believe habit was so twisted. A question was ‘define habit’ and ‘state its characteristics’. What is a habit!? Habit!
The theories explained that a habit is something you once do and if it is repeated in sequence and appropriately, it becomes your routine.
I tried to understand it practically. I would ask people what habit meant. For some, it was waking up on time. For some, speaking fine English was a result of good habit. For some, meditating was a habits as being at peace within, inspite of the ongoing activities, was a habit to literally stop being bothered by it.
Habits, I understood, are quickly and unconsciously formed. Once our brain rightfully acknowledges something, it make sures it either becomes a habit or it never does.
So when we overthink, it is not our habit to overthink. Its an unconscious task which when done repeatedly results to become a habit, bad habit.
Habits, in general terms, are performed to better oneself. Like, practising a habit- to dance better, sing better, speak better or even write better!
So, my dear friends, be educated about habits. Habits are hard to form and even harder to maintain. So, choose a productive habit.
Life’s too short for an unhealthy habit, anyway! 🙂


  • Shruti is a Copywriter & Editor. She specializes in writing about eCommerce, SaaS, Edtech & Marketing. She authored & self-published a book that is available on Kindle. Apart from reading for work, she spends most of her time reading underrated books, riding her bike to get the creativity flowing, and exploring veg restaurants.

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