How and When to Phase Out the MotivAider
The ultimate aim of MotivAider use is to help you create a durable self-sustaining habit. So, you've achieved maximum success when you no longer need the MotivAider in order to consistently do what the MotivAider had been prompting you to do.
Often, the benefits you experience from consistently taking a desired action will naturally reinforce the new behavior, make it self-sustaining, and make continued use of the MotivAider unnecessary. The more immediately rewarding the results of the new behavior are - and the less resistance you feel to engaging in that new behavior - the more quickly and firmly your new behavior will set. The less immediately rewarding the results are - and the more resistance you feel to behaving in the new way - the longer it will take to create a self-sustaining habit.
Once you're consistently behaving in the new desired way with the MotivAider's help, it's time to see whether the change will hold on its own. You do this by gradually phasing out the MotivAider.
Below are some rough guidelines for phasing out the MotivAider. Again these are rough guidelines rather than hard and fast rules, so please don't take them too literally. Many MotivAider users substantially abbreviate the suggested process and still get fine results.
- Make a series of reductions in how often you receive signals. Each reduction should result in you receiving signals about half as often as you were receiving them before the reduction. For example, if you had been receiving signals every 10 minutes, you'd set the MotivAider to send you signals every 20 minutes.
- If a day or two after each reduction, you're doing just as well as you were before it, go ahead and make another reduction.
- If you're still doing well after 3 or 4 consecutive reductions (or after or 5 or 6 consecutive reductions if you had been receiving signals more often than once every 10 minutes before you began trying to phase out the MotivAider), try discontinuing the MotivAider completely.
- If at any time in the course of trying to phase out the MotivAider, you're not doing as well as you had been before you started trying, just undo the last reduction you made. If you're still not doing as well, undo the previous reduction, and so forth.
- Once you've been getting good results again for several days, you can try phasing out again, but this time make smaller reductions and don't try discontinuing the MotivAider completely until you've made more consecutive reductions without any backsliding.
- If you phase out the MotivAider but later notice that you're not doing as well, don't hesitate to use the MotivAider again for that same purpose. Often, brief refresher use is all it takes to restore the gains you made earlier.