Due to a study by Maxwell Maltz in the 1960s, we loosely understand that it takes, on average, 21 days to form a good habit. Recent studies have proven that the 21 days is nowhere near long enough to do so, but instead propose that it takes at least 66 days to create a good, habitual routine. Either way, 21 or 66 days, I'm not here to debate the science or give my input about it. I'm here to explain what type of power daily routines have on our lives. If you want to read more about the habit science, I'll leave another link for you to read at the end.
Haiti is well known for having a vast amount of pesky ... pests. I'm not even sure what else to call them. I find myself constantly running from or trying to kill roaches, large spiders, these weird little mini snake bug things, and even mice, BUT, the most pesky of all the pesky pests would have to be the mosquitoes. Mosquitoes come and go in packs and they patiently sit and wait for the right time to attack, unless I can get to them before they get to me. Judging by the scratches, bumps and sores all over my legs, I'm probably fighting a losing battle, but I REFUSE to sit back and get attacked. In this Haiti Life Hacks video, I 1. look terrible and 2. show my three anti mosquito techniques that help keep my unwanted friends away! According to the Haitian people, mosquitoes love me because I have lighter skin and because I wear a lot of black clothing, but that doesn't make any sense. Do they want black or not? *puzzled*
So, I've decided to start this cute little series about the small (and large) things I do in Haiti to be the most effective, efficient and successful. As an American, I've been raised in a way in which I take some smaller things for granted. Yeah, I recycle, but because I want to. I recycle because I'm helping to reduce my carbon footprint, but in Haiti, I'm recycling because I need to. No, there's no recycling plant and trash is everywhere, but me, personally, I'm saving money by recycling.
Here's my first Haiti Life Hack: Re-bottling Water
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