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Forming new habits, or breaking bad ones, is really hard.
During the two month period (on average) that it takes to build a new habit, you’re having to use your limited willpower to get things done. Whether you’re trying to run every day, read more often, or practice a new skill consistently, the willpower needed to do it is also being used up by everything else going on in your life.
Ever noticed, though, that getting things done in a video game is usually much easier?
In video games – especially RPGs – you have to do the same thing over and over again (grinding). However, you usually don’t run out of motivation to do so. Why is that?