What is the cost of your habits on your well-being, conscious or not?
“Habits, routine ways of behavior are made up of a three-part “habit loop”: a cue, a behavior and a reward. Understanding and interrupting that loop is key to breaking a habit”, says journalist Charles Duhigg in this NPR audio interview about his new book on Habits.’
It’s interesting that an investigative report would write a book about habits. It came about because he would ask every expert he was interviewing about habits. Turns out he wanted to break his afternoon cookie habit for himself. With all the information he gathered from experts and his own investigation, a book was born.
These habits are what we are working with when we do our Tapping.
Having an understanding of how habits work with your brain parts can help you be more conscious of when you need to Tap. Turning a light on the habit with the desire for change is the first step. Having some tools to help turn the desire into action steps is the second part. Finally the choice and the commitment to the change come after the awareness. This is the Tapping Choice process.
Turns out the belief in your ability to change your habits plays a role in your ability to change.
Parallel parking, gambling, exercising, brushing your teeth and every other habit-forming activity all follow the same behavioral and neurological patterns, says New York Times business writer Charles Duhigg. His new book The Power of Habit explores the science behind why we do what we do
The first 10 min of this audio interview with the author talks about habits. The rest is on other topics of marketing and outsourcing of electronics.
Click on the link below to read more about Charles Duhigg’s book The Power of Habit.