Habits – Are They Good Or Bad?
Did you know that 40% of our daily behavior is habitual freeing up our minds for other things. This was a cover story in the January 16th issue of New Scientists. Think, if you could only control your brain and put it into autopilot more often. The focus of the article is to tell us that we can train our brain. As I read the article I started to think how much time I spend driving in Los Angeles, and most is on autopilot. The answer to the question posed, it is both good and bad. Nail biting is a habit, is it bad? Brushing your teeth before bedtime or in the morning can be a habit as well as eating sweets at work. If you can retrain your brain towards against bad health habits, maybe you will live longer. The article warns that habit take a long time to make or break but there is no time like the present to start focusing on them.
very nicely explained.