Habits Part 3: Rewards

Just a reminder, this is mostly from The Power of Habit by Charles Durhigg. It’s worth a read or listen. We all have reasons for the things we do. We may not understand them sometimes, but no one is capable of doing something for no reason. There has to be a...

Habits Part 2: Cues

Cues kick off our habit routines, so figuring them out is very important.  When it comes to narrowing down our cues, we have to watch out for too much information. Distorting factors can make everything much more difficult. According to Charles Durhigg, most...

The Habit Loop

This series on habits is drawn primarily from The Power of Habit by Charles Durhigg, which I would highly recommend to anyone interested in learning more about why we do what we do, and how this benefits and harms us. It is also a fascinating look at how advertisers...

Habits, Habits, Habits

All sorts of quotes today. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” Will Durant We don’t like to think about the fact that we are really little more than what we do, and what we do is little more than our habits. I’m not talking...

Mindfulness and Opinions

We rarely experience the world as it really is. Maybe we never experience the world as it really is. Instead, we live in a constant engagement with our shaped perceptions, which in turn causes us to live in our opinions on things. Think of all the things you have...