Author Charles Dugigg on The Power of Habit

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Initial post: Mar 2, 2012 4:50:29 AM PST
Rex McGee says:

Posted on Mar 11, 2012 6:54:19 PM PDT
Maggie says:
I've got to get this book!

Posted on Mar 26, 2012 12:48:29 AM PDT
Old Monk says:
Looks good.

Posted on Apr 10, 2012 7:53:36 AM PDT
I like the scientific approach.

Posted on Apr 22, 2012 12:57:26 PM PDT
V. Milardo says:
"We are creatures of Habit,
Most of them bad,
and that's what makes this world,
so sad."
Vincent Milardo

Good news is YOU CAN CHANGE your habits....

Posted on Apr 22, 2012 1:36:08 PM PDT
Hey John ! let me suggest you something that suprised me positively ,,, take a quick look on that,,,, and give me news .... you'll see ,,, its too much simple, (but life is simple too) and its the basis of all my daily temptation life :) :) :) Roger

Posted on Apr 29, 2012 11:02:24 AM PDT
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. My cue is tiredness and stress in the evening. Then I sit in front of the TV, gorging on junk.
So now, I have given my TV away!

Posted on May 18, 2012 11:48:33 AM PDT
XJX says:
Interesting, and obviously an American model. Most other countries have siestas at 3:00pm, go home to their families, and return to work in the evening. The craving here is not the time of day, that's just an artificial distraction; the craving is the innate desire to be back at home in the afternoon as we are naturally programmed to do. In America, its a big blind spot.

Posted on May 29, 2012 7:45:43 AM PDT
David Lamp says:
And I here I thought that habits were like infernal, mythic beasts that we spent our whole life fighting in a futile attempt to become "righteous", "noble" and "holy"! Now I see that it's just a matter of observing three things--what starts my habit (cue), what I do to satisfy it (routine) and what I seek as a result (reward)!

Posted on Jun 2, 2012 8:37:33 AM PDT
RR925 says:
Really enjoyed the book. Now time to do the work!

Posted on Jul 25, 2012 9:19:01 AM PDT
D. Kent says:
Think.....why...... develop consciousness!

Posted on May 12, 2014 9:54:55 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 12, 2014 9:55:52 AM PDT
I am not a psychologist but just want to share my thoughts.

All habits whether good or bad are basically enslaving ourselves to routines. Alertness/awareness (consciousness) is indirectly proportional to habit. The more aware or balanced we are (physically, mentally, emotionally and energetically) the less we do things as routines and vice versa. Let us be more aware and get rid of the routines we follow.

Also most of the time habits won't follow the so, explained habit loop. People drink coffee even though they may not have a cue and may not feel the expected reward, people consume alcohol even it brings bad experience (not the health), people smoke even though it does not give any happiness or feeling good, people eat more even though they don't feel the happiness etc. Habit is just an unconscious or semiconscious act or an act which we subconsciously think will bring happiness or bringing happiness but in reality mostly not.

Rather than changing the way we react when we are about to get angry we should respond. Reacting means we are not under our control whereas responding means we are under our control and we know or we can think of a solution or what to do to in a situation.

Posted on Aug 4, 2014 2:16:10 PM PDT
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