How to change or stop a habit

Started by Private User on Saturday, October 22, 2011


  • Private User
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Private User
10/22/2011 at 6:34 AM

Listen to a BBC radio talk recently. Our brain has three areas that can influence our actions, they are, the logical, the habitual and the emotional. To change or to stop a habit with results, we should use the habitual and emotional sections and not so much on the logical section. Examples like over-eating or smoking, one has to do something different from the habitual - e.g. if we normally use our right hand to grab the food, try using the left hand to break the norm (the habitual), this will pause and force us to think (emotional section also activated) whether we really need to eat at that moment of time - or in smoking - whether it is good for our health.

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