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The Power of Habit by @cduhigg Charles Duhigg

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business” by Charles Duhigg was  a book that I read for a district book study this summer. Mr. Duhigg takes habits and breaks them apart. He talks about ways to  analyze your own habits and decide how to change them or make new ones.  Research is used to discover how this is done. When an action is done over and over our body starts to “chunk” the information to make it easier for the brain to perform the action. The chunking is broken into CUE, ROUTINE, and AWARD.  If a person can note the actual components of a behavior by observing themselves to discover the cues in a habit they need to break, the habit can be changed. The routine is usually the habit that you do not like. But if you can find another routine, that will give you the reward, you will have changed your habit.  Sometimes, if you change your habit, you will change your life. This book was inspirational and my district really ran a well organized book study where we had to dissect some of our habits and learn to make new habits.

p.s. I wish I had taken more notes while reading this one. It had a lot of small nuggets of life.

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