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The Loophole To Developing Healthy Habits!

The Author breaks down what the word habit means to him, and how a slight change in habit can. change your life’s perspective.

By Yana Asé Published 2 months ago 3 min read
The Loophole To Developing Healthy Habits!
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The book “ The Power Of Habit” by Charles Duhigg is a loop that he developed which consists of three components: cue, routine, and reward. The cue initiates the habit, the routine is the behavior itself, and the reward is the satisfying result or emotion that the habit produces. Understanding this cycle is essential to successfully changing our habits.

Part 1: Individuals' Customs

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Throughout the first section of the book, Duhigg examines how habits function on a personal level.

1. The Loop of Habits in Our Lives

By analyzing the cues, rituals, and rewards that motivate people's behavior, Duhigg provides examples from real people who have successfully modified their habits. The neural underpinnings of habit formation are also covered by him.

2. How to Form New Habits Using The Craving Brain

The author examines how cravings contribute to habit formation and how managing them might aid in the formation of new, healthy behaviors. He presents the concept of "keystone habits" — modest adjustments that might result in cascading gains in a variety of spheres of life.

3. The Principle of Habit Change

The "golden rule" of habit transformation is stated by Duhigg: maintain the previous cue and reward while altering the pattern. Stories of individuals who have successfully used this rule to stop smoking, get in shape, or be more productive are given by the author.

Part 2: Successful Organizational Habits

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The second half of the book examines how habits affect organizations and how leaders can use habits to their advantage.

4. Paul O'Neill's ballad Keystone Habits

Paul O'Neill, the former CEO of Alcoa, is described by Duhigg as having revolutionized the corporation by focusing on one important safety habit. This chapter serves as an example of how altering a foundational organizational habit can result in significant beneficial improvements.

5. Starbucks and the Success Habit

The author describes how Starbucks' staff were successfully instilled with particular habits, resulting in exceptional customer service and financial success. This chapter emphasizes the significance of developing a profitable habits culture within a business.

6. The Power of a Crisis: How Leaders Form Habits By Design and Accident

Duhigg looks at how disasters can be a chance to change organizational practices. He gives instances of businesses and organisations that effectively handled crises by modifying their strategic routines.

Part 3: The Social Customs

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In the book's last section, Duhigg examines the effects of habits on societies and how they might be changed.

7. Movements Take Place

The author examines the civil rights movement in depth and demonstrates how it was propelled by the modification of both individual and social customs. He talks about how social habits play a part in bringing about and maintaining social change.

8. The Montgomery Bus Boycott and Saddleback Church

In his book, routines, Duhigg shows how the Montgomery Bus Boycott and Saddleback Church both benefited greatly from routines. He highlights the value of social support systems in establishing routines and accomplishing group objectives.

Conclusion: The Neuroscience of Free Will

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Duhigg considers how habit research affects free will and individual autonomy in his concluding remarks. He contends that people and societies can have more influence over their behavior and decisions by studying the science of habits.

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  • Alex H Mittelman 2 months ago

    Great work! Fantastic job!

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