Don’t touch your face and wash your hands are the best ways to stay healthy and avoid colds, the flu, and outbreaks of new illness and viruses. But this is really hard to do. I combine behavioral psychology and public health and show you the 4 best ways to stop touching your face so much.
0:12 – Why it’s important to avoid touching your face.
1:45 – Step #1: Make avoiding your face an obvious habit.
5:52 – Step #2: Make avoiding your face an attractive habit.
6:39 – Step #3: Make avoiding your face an easy habit.
8:05 – Step #4: Make avoiding your face a satisfying habit.
9:44 – Address the other reasons why we touch our faces.
10:45 – Use this method to increase hand washing.
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* Stop Touching Your Face! https://nyti.ms/2Tcty0i
* Face touching: a frequent habit that has implications for hand hygiene: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25637115
* Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear: https://amzn.to/2vnFBPi
* Peppermint Essential Oil: https://amzn.to/2TKPuje
* Finger massage rings: https://amzn.to/2QrSorl
* House of X / Powers of X: https://amzn.to/39QNPy8
* Done App: http://thedoneapp.com
* Will Wearing a Mask Stop a Virus From Infecting You? https://youtu.be/TuapWNLh7sI
* Handwashing Goes Viral: https://hyperallergic.com/546773/handwashing-goes-viral/
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