THE TRUTH — How Do Habits REALLY Work? | Heathy Mind — Think Big
Hey, Improvement Pill here I want to welcome you to the second lesson of the Healthy Mind — Think Big if you haven’t reading lesson number one, I suggest that you stop this post right now and click on the link ( How To Quit ANY ADDICTION — The Strategy ) because if you want to get the most out of this course you’re gonna have to read all of the posts in today’s lesson we’re gonna talk about how habits work or more specifically how they are structured because remember our strategy for the next couple of months is to focus all of our energy on creating good new habits and in order for us to do so we’re gonna have to understand how they work.
Psychologists know that there’s a certain structure that all habits follow there’s dozens of models out there depicting this but for the purposes of this video to make things easier for all of us to understand I’m gonna use my favorite model the habit loop model which was introduced by Charles Duhigg in his book the power of habit the habit loop model contains three steps.
01. THE CUE : The Cue can come in many shapes and forms it can be something in your environment like an object a sound or a smell it could also be a certain time of day a location or even an emotion whatever it is the Cue serves one purpose it tells your brain that it should start the habit and that’s where the next step of the habit loop comes in.
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