Human behaviors are often connected to one another. Consider the case of a woman whose name is Jennifer Dukes Lee. For two and a half decades during her adult life, begining when she left for college and extending into her 40s, Dukes never made her bed except for when her mother or guests dropped by the house.
At some point, she decided to give it another try and managed to make her bed four days in a row—a apparently trivial feat. However, on the morning of that fourth day, when she completed making the bed, she also picked up a sock and folded a few clothes lying around the bedroom. Next, she found herself in the kitchen, taking the dirty dishes out of the sink and loading them into the dishwasher, then reorganizing the Tupperware in a cupboard and placing an ornamental pig on the counter as a focal point.
She later explained, “My action of bed folding and setting had set off a sequence of compact household task, I felt like a grown up a happier, authorized grown up little with a made bed, a clean sink, one decluttered cupboard, and a pig on the counter. I felt like a woman who had amazingly pulled herself up from the energy-sucking Bermuda Triangle of Household Chaos.”
She was undergoing the Domino Effect.
The Domino Effect?
"The Domino Effect states that when you make a change to one behavior it will activate a chain reaction and cause a shift in related behaviours as well".
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