Hello everyone In my previous article I wrote about healthy eating and now in this article I want to share my opinion about habits. Habits are actually the small decisions you make and actions you perform everyday.Our life today is essentially the sum of our habits.Forty percentage of our behavior on any given day is due to our habits.what we repeatedly do ultimately forms the person we are, the things we believe,and the personality that we portray. Everything when we talk about productivity. to strength and nutrition_starts with better habits.when we learn to transform our habits,we can transform our life
The process of building a habit can be divided into four simple steps : cue-a signal prompting an action, craving,response,and reward .
Cue is the first indication that we are close to a reward,it naturally leads to a craving.Craving is the second step of habit loop and they are the motivational force behind every habit.without some level of motivation or desire_ with out craving a change_we have no reason to act.you don’t crave smoking a cigarette, you crave the feeling of relief it provides.you are not motivated by brushing your teeth but rather by feeling of a clean mouth.you do not want to turn on the television, you want to be entertained.Every craving is linked to a desire to change your internal state. Craving differs from person to person.The third step is response.The response is the actual habit you perform, your response also depends on your ability.Finally, the response delivers a reward.Rewards are the end goal of every habit.The cue is about noticing the reward. The craving is about wanting the reward.The response is about obtaining the reward. We chase reward because they serve two purposes : 1-they satisfy us and 2-they teach us.our brain is a reward detector. Bad habits interrupt your life and prevent you from accomplishing your goals.They jeopardize your health_both mentally and physically.And they waste your time and energy
Most of the time ,bad habits are simply a way of dealing with stress and boredom.Recognizing the cause of your bad habits is crucial to overcoming them.Always remember you don’t eliminate a bad habit, you only replace it.sometimes the benefit is biological, sometimes it is emotional, your bad habit is a simple way to cope up with stress.For example,biting your nails,pulling your hair, tapping your foot,or clenching your jaws.we have to develop good habits by having clear intentions,by designing your environment,by celebrate your small wins,by start ridiculously small,and also by surround yourself with supporters. Thanks for reading