What are Habits?
Habits are routine behaviours that are performed repeatedly and tend to occur subconsciously. They are often learned or acquired behaviours that become automatic over time, and can be both positive or negative
How habits are formed
Habits are formed when repeated thought responses or behaviours become hardwired in our brain and are performed easily without conscious effort. They can be formed intentionally or unintentionally and can be influenced by a variety of factors such as environment, social norms, emotions, and personal goals.
Nicola says “Try crossing your arms the wrong way, and notice how it feels. You had to make a conscious effort to do it. This is because you have a habit of crossing them a certain way. Habits are easy but some are working against you. Changing the habits that hold you back, will change your life”
Your brain is neuroplastic…
…therefore what fires together, wires together.
Neuroplasticity refers to the brains ability to rewire itself by forming and changing neural connections in response to learning, growth and experience. Breaking bad a habit isn’t easy, it requires a conscious effort but it is possible.
What can you do now to change a habit?
- Look at or write down your current habits
- What’s working, and what would you like to change?
- Learning a new habit is like learning a skill, yet some (like addiction) are harder to break. Those habits may need something stronger in its place. Like smoking to running.
- Try combining things together like when I watch TV I will sit and stretch my muscles.
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