In the previous post of this 10 part series we looked at the This Doesn’t Count Loophole, and today we’re looking at loophole #7, the Questionable Assumption Loophole.

We often make assumptions that dictate our actions- whether we’re aware of it or not – and often end up derailing good habits. Like the majority of the loopholes, they seem reasonable at a glance, yet when we really stop and think about them, don’t hold much truth. Here are a few examples:

“I’m at a concert so I have to have a beer.”
“On Saturday morning we have to have an indulgent breakfast.”
“I have a call in 2 hours, I can’t start a new project until after that.”
“I only have time for a 20 minute run, it’s not really worth it unless it’s at least 45 minutes.”
“This is a famous bakery, I have to get more than coffee.”
“These cookies are Gluten Free, so I can have more since they’re probably healthy.”
“I should wait until Spring Cleaning season to really deep clean.”

Any of these sound familiar? Some of these notions you likely created years ago, and don’t realize they aren’t a fact of life until you break them down. Maybe you have created such a solid healthy habit, you think you can ease off. You have been getting 8 hours of sleep for months and going to bed at a decent hour became routine and easy, so you stop setting your bedtime alarm and inch closer and closer to midnight, still seeing yourself as someone who goes to bed on time.

We quickly regress from our healthy habits after becoming complacent, and making these questionable assumptions chips away at the habits we’ve built.

What questionable assumption have you held onto for years?

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Published by Samantha Kellgren

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