A lot of our daily actions are automatic. Your brain like autopilot.
That’s how it conserves energy.
For better or for worse, our habits shape us.
Breaking a bad habit ultimately is about rewiring your brain.
Habits are found in an area of your brain called the basal ganglia.
The more often you perform an action or behave a certain way, the more it gets physically wired into your brain.
This amazing adaptive quality of your brain is known as neuroplasticity.
Your brain forms neuronal connections based on what you do repeatedly in your life — both good and bad.
Every time you act in the same way, a specific neuronal pattern is stimulated and becomes strengthened in your brain.
David Eagleman writes in “Incognito”: “Brains are in the business of gathering information and steering behavior appropriately. It doesn’t matter whether consciousness is involved in the decision making. And most of the time, it’s not.”
Habits are the brain’s internal drivers.
If you want to change how you work or a bad habit, you should have a clear exit strategy to break out of the chain.
You KNOW you have a few habits that could use breaking!