Jan 28, 2019
Understanding habits is the key to breaking or building them. We can set goals and be aware of the need for change, but how do you go about making that change? This episode discusses how habits are formed in the body and brain, and how to channel the power of habits for good.
Emotions form an incredibly important tool at our disposal as long as we sit with them and experience what is happening within ourselves. Keep in mind that lecturing and shaming yourself won’t help you change behaviour. Once a habit is formed, it happens without a lot of thought. You need to explore new behaviours and repeat them deliberately. Embrace the possibility of growth and put in the work!
Charles Duhigg has dedicated his work to studying and empowering people to harness their habits. He wrote a book ‘The Power of Habit’ that you can learn about here or purchase here. He also has many resources on his website that you can explore here.
Bad habits that you hold over long periods of time are the basis of addictions. Gary Zukav discusses how addictions exist to mask and cover pain, and how they form one of the strongest parts of your personality. To learn more about addictions and how to create authentic power to grow spiritually and overcome them, you can visit his website here.
Another helpful resource is this TED talk by Judson Brewer entitled 'a Simple Way to Break a Bad Habit'. In this video Judson breaks down the anatomy of a habit as a trigger, behaviour and reward. He suggests that you need to be aware of what you know cognitively about the bad behaviour so that you can focus on why it is bad for you. After that you can begin to replace bad behaviours with good ones. To view the full video, click here.
This radio show was aired on Realityradio101.com on Thursday, September 27, 2018.