If you have any bad habits that you’d like to get rid of you can use an amazing technique known as the habit loop. Everyone has something they do almost automatically.
Take something like putting your arm in a coat. Most everyone will put the same arm in their coat every time without thinking about it. Perhaps you are driving somewhere and you weren’t paying any attention on how to get there.
It’s a fact that many of our actions we don’t even think about. This forms the basis of the habit loop technique.
Got A Bad Habit You’d Like To Change Into A Good One? Try This Amazing “Habit Loop” Technique To End It For Good
(The habit loop technique video is below).
The Habit Loop is sort of like a computer program — a very simple one, albeit — consisting of three parts:
- Cue. According to Duhigg, a cue is “a trigger that tells your brain to go into automatic mode and which habit to use.” For the mice in the MIT experiment, the cue was a “click” sound; for us a cue could be “sitting down at the computer,” or “boredom,” or “lunch time.”
- Routine. The routine is the activity that you perform almost automatically after you encounter the cue. A routine can be physical, mental, or emotional.
- Reward. The reward is what helps our “brain figure out if [a] particular loop is worth remembering for the future.” A reward can be anything. For the mice in the MIT experiment the reward was chocolate. For us it could be the feeling we get after eating a Five Guys burger, smoking a cigarette, or watching porn.
As we encounter this three-part loop over and over again, the process slowly becomes more automatic. What really cements the habit in our brain is when the Cue and the Reward work together to form powerful neurological cravings that compel us to perform the Routine. In short, cravings are the fuel for the Habit Loop. Read more about the “habit loop at: TheArtOfManliness.com
Watch the video below now to learn the “habit loop” technique.