Habits are extremely powerful patterns of behavior that occur subconsciously when they are triggered. An external or internal cue triggers us to enter a pre-programmed routine that we generally perform in anticipation of some kind of reward.
Habits can be good and bad. You can develop a habit of eating healthy food or exercising regularly. But you can also develop habits that turn into damaging addictions like smoking or gambling.
Trickle uses the power of habits to help you learn and build knowledge. It makes it easy to spend just 5-10 minutes a day learning something new. All you need to do is keep coming back. Over time you’ll develop a significant pool of knowledge.
For your encouragement, Trickle will track your progress in the form or streaks, which you can build by learning something on Trickle on consecutive days. One drip is enough to keep up the streak. Your streak will count will increase as long as you don’t miss a day.
Try to identify when you’re most likely to learn. It may be first thing in the morning, or on your commute, or during your lunch break. Try to read them at the same time every day, at first, to develop a learning habit .
Habits are triggered via cues. It may help you to connect your new Trickle habit to something that you already do every day. For example, commit to reading at least one drip before starting your favorite social media app, or after ordering food during your lunch break. It’ll be time well spent !