Changing Habits -The Surprising Knowledge

 "Creates habits early you won't ever need to break." is our thought. Have you ever wondered why you do certain things automatically, I use the term "Autopilot" and "Muscle Memory" without even thinking about it? These are called habits, and they play a significant role in our daily lives, our identity (who and what we think we are). But what exactly are habits, and how are they formed?

What are habits?

Habits are behaviors that we perform almost unconsciously and could be a part of our DNA or ingrained by our environment (what we have seen done) often in response to a specific cue or trigger. They are deeply ingrained patterns that our brains have developed over time through repetition. From brushing your teeth in the morning to reaching for a snack when you're stressed, habits can be both beneficial and detrimental to our well-being, we can easily be guided to any number of way to think thus behave, believing it is our own Identity.

How long does it take to create a habit?

According to research, it takes an average of 66 days for a behavior to become a habit ( a place you dwell) case in point Habitat, a dwelling or home, notice the significance of the infamous Route 66 in this? It spans the heart of America, symbolizing mobility, freedom, and pursuit of the American Dream.

 Simple habits like drinking a glass of water every morning may form more quickly than complex habits like exercising regularly.

How long does it take to break a habit and create a new one?

Breaking a habit can be a challenging process, often taking anywhere from 18 to 254 days, depending on the behavior and the individual's level of commitment. Creating a new habit can also take a similar amount of time, as it involves rewiring the brain and establishing new neural pathways.

What role does our brain play in habits?

Our brains play a crucial role in the formation and maintenance of habits. The basal ganglia, a region deep within the brain, is responsible for habit formation. When we repeat a behavior consistently, the basal ganglia stores this information and triggers the behavior in response to a specific cue. This is why breaking a habit can be so challenging, as it requires rewiring these neural pathways and creating new habits over top of the old and we tend to go back to what we know, "Creators of Habit."

Understanding the science behind habits can help us make positive changes in our lives. By being aware of our habits and the role our brain plays, we can work towards breaking detrimental habits and creating new, healthier ones. Remember, change takes time and effort, but with persistence, ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE. Food for Thought: "Creates habits early you won't ever need to break." By Chef LBC. We Hope Sharing our Stories Help You.