When it comes to getting healthy, it's not just a matter of luck—there are tangible steps you can take to ensure your habits stick. We take a look at the psychology and neuroscience behind building healthy habits and offer you some ways to create your own.
1 of 10 The Habit Loop
In his 2012 best-selling book, The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, Charles Duhigg introduced the world to the “habit loop.” This psychological concept views habit formation as a three-step process involving a cue, a routine, and a reward—each reinforcing the other steps in a circular motion.
Duhigg asserts that our brains already unconsciously follow this model for developing habits. By familiarizing ourselves with the process on a conscious level, we are able to break bad habits and establish healthier ones by harnessing the mental power of the loop.