Reflection On Behavior Modification

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After receiving this assignment, the behavior that I knew I needed to change was my sleeping habits. Usually at night, I will stay up until 4 in the morning because I am either doing homework or messing around with my friends. Since I have to wake up at 8 in the morning for my classes, I only receive about 4 hours of sleep a night. This causes me to take a lot of naps during the day to make up for the missed hours. My roommate always complains that I need to stop sleeping during the day because she feels that she always needs to be quiet when really she should not have to. Since I take so many naps during the day, I waste a lot of the time where I could be getting my homework done. I know that if I don’t take as many naps, then I would be able to go to sleep earlier in the night because most of my homework could be finished. Also, since I am up so late at night, this has put my eating schedule off track. I am now eating a lot of snacks instead of a healthy lunch or dinner. This is why I have decided to change my sleeping patterns for this behavior modification assignment. If I can stop taking so many naps, I can be more productive during the day, and make my roommate …show more content…
Unfortunately, if there was not a punishment, I do not think that I would really commit to changing this behavior. What kept me from changing my behavior completely, was that I was so tired, and I did not finish my homework on time. If I tried to finish all of my homework on the weekends or tried to get it done little earlier, I think that I would be more successful in changing this behavior. However, if I continue with this negative punishment and I take a nap, at least I will not be gaining as many calories. After a few weeks of the negative punishment, I think that I can eliminate this bad habit completely. Since I do not like to fail, I think that I can maintain this change in the future. I just need to put forth the

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