Did you know that around 43% of our daily activities are due to habit?
Think about it for a moment – almost half of our actions and decisions are automatic. This is great when we are happy with our habits. If we eat healthy, do enough exercise, avoid sugar, don't smoke and drink little or no alcohol.
But many of us engage in habits that we know are harmful to our health and we want to change them.
What are we going to do?
Charles Duhigg believes that once the neural pathways are formed, it is almost impossible to erase a habit, but it is possible to replace it. So instead of thinking about breaking a bad habit, we can try to change our habits by finding a new routine that matches the old cue and provides the reward we get from it.
Quit smoking, lose weight, get fitter. Which habit or habits would you like to replace?
Read our FREE report, The Power of Good Habits, and find out 8 tips to help you develop healthier habits.