Building a Brick House — Habit by Habit

Aravind Chowdary
3 min readJun 29


“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit”- Aristotle

Life sometimes resembles a game of Tetris — it gets speedier and messier as you level up. Add mental health into the mix, and it starts to feel like you’re playing blindfolded. But what if I told you there’s a fail-safe way to get those blocks in order?

Welcome to The Art of Habit Building for Better Mental Health. Prepare for a journey powered by science, fueled by motivation, and navigated by the most no-nonsense, easy-to-use tool you never knew you needed: Dandelion.

An image of a brain with different coloured areas indicating the different functions, symbolizing our habitual behaviors.
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Why habits matter?

Have you ever heard of the proverb, “Rome wasn’t built in a day”? Well, news flash, your mental health won’t be either.

Consistent habits are the bricks of your mental health mansion. And according to research by Duke University, they account for about 40% of our behaviors on any given day.

A Lego blocks image constructing a structure, symbolizing the building up of habits.
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Let’s get building!

Imagine each habit as a Lego block (yes, the same ones you stepped on as a kid, we all know the pain). Alone, they don’t look like much. But gather enough of them, and you could create the Eiffel Tower (or at least its distant cousin).

The challenge? Knowing which blocks to pick and where to place them. That’s where Dandelion blossoms. It’s like a personal architect for your mental health mansion.

The Dandelion Effect

Dandelion, the app, not the plant (though both are equally inspiring), simplifies habit building. How, you ask?

With Dandelion, you don’t have to worry about jungle-vine-swinging through psychology research papers or motivational books. Dandelion’s creators have done all the homework for you. They’ve assembled an intuitive, time-efficient interface that will have you saying, “Look, Ma, I’m building habits!”

Dandelion gracefully weaves scientific research into the very fabric of its design. It looks at how habits form, bloom, and persist, and it guides you through the process. It’s as easy as pie (and we all love pie).

To Sum Up…

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“The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones”— Confucius

Don’t expect to wake up one day with all your ducks (or in this case, habits) in a row. Building healthy mental habits is a marathon, not a sprint. It’s about the small things.

Read a book before bed, meditate for ten minutes, or take a walk in the park. With Dandelion, you can sow these seeds that will eventually bloom into a garden of well-being.

So, what are you waiting for? The first brick of your mental health mansion awaits! Let Dandelion guide you in building a healthier, happier you.

And remember, a single habit doesn’t build Rome (or ruin it), but it sure helps start the process!