“How To Create Lasting Change With Habits That Stick” – Too Much On Her Plate

Screen Shot 2015-08-27 at 6.25.11 PM“Habits are formed when we associate a behavioral cue (like waking up in the morning) with an activity (such as brushing our teeth), which at least initially, is associated with a reward (for example, when you are a child, this may be a parent’s approval). Over time, you can lessen or remove the overt reward and your brains begins to “reward itself” for completing the loop of Behavioral cue >>>> Activity >>> Reward. This is known as the habit loop. Once a habit is associated with other habits it sticks, so to speak. Most of us have associated brushing our teeth with going to sleep and waking up so it’s easy.”

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