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Creating Habits That Work

Did you know that the most popular new year resolution is in Diet, exercise and weight loss area?

Did you also know that a staggering 92% of all new year resolutions fail by February.

Neilsen conducted a popular survey of resolutions and the one that comes right on the top every year across globe is Fitness. The statistics also revealed that only 8% of people will become successful in keeping their resolutions.

The reason why resolutions fail they say, is because there is a disconnect between desire and actual behaviour.

So how can we avoid this disconnect? According to Duke university our habits account to 40 percent of our behaviours. Behaviours are done consciously but habits are done subconsciously.

So what you do repeatedly becomes a habit and our brain moves it from conscious state of mind to the subconscious state

If you want to ensure you achieve success in your resolution, the best bet is to make it into a habit.

So how do we do that? There’s a lot of science behind the process of habit formation.

Charles Duhigg, in his book - The Power of Habit says that the key to exercising regularly, losing weight, raising exceptional children, becoming more productive, building revolutionary companies and social movements, and achieving success is understanding how habits work.

He describes a simple neurological loop at the core of every habit. He calls it the habit loop, a framework which comprises of 3 simple steps - Cue, Routine & Rewards.

Step 1 : Cues /Triggers /Reminders

Cues are triggers that remind you to initiate your behaviour. When you want to start a new habit its easy to say I am motivated I don’t need any reminders. But thats exactly why people fail. We ofte