How Your Brain Works: Habit Formation

human brain showing various personality types

Every thought, belief, and action that you repeat over and over again turns into a habit–an unconscious, automatic behavior…

Fundamentals of Habit Formation

    • Habits are stored in long-term memory.
    • Long-term memories can be permanent, so you need to be very careful what you store there.
    • Whether your thoughts, beliefs, and actions are useful or not, you deeply and unconsciously remember what you repeat.
    • Bad habits are hard to break because long-term memories are hard to erase.

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