How do habits change?

As we all know too well, there are no easy, simple answers to rely on when we want to change a habit.

As Charles Duhigg says in his book The Power of Habit—Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, “There is, unfortunately, no specific set of steps guaranteed to work for every person.”

Duhigg, however, does offer some suggestions.

* Remember that you can’t eradicate a habit, but you can replace it. “If we keep the same cue and the same reward, a new routine can be inserted,” he explains. Determine why you leave your desk every afternoon for a snack, and then take a walk instead of eating a snack. Or, talk to a colleague. Or, eat an apple.

*Believe you can change. “For a habit to stay changed, people must believe change is possible,” Duhigg stresses.

* Find a friend or a spouse or a group to support you. “Belief grows out of a communal experience, even if that community is only as large as two people,” the author says.

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