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Science behind habits and how to form new ones

January 13, 2019

The biggest myth of habit-forming is that its down to willpower. Actually, habits are created by repetition. This is the science behind habits and how they’re created by our neural pathways. The language of habits As someone who has always been more of a fan of instant gratification rather than working towards something, I’ve always assumed I lack enough willpower to get into good habits. I’ve told myself…

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Change when you don’t like change

November 18, 2018
Change when you don't like change

In my professional life, I work in change communications. I help organisations move their employees through a change process often involving a new way of working. Yet, ironically when it comes to my personal life, a change agent I am not. I don’t like change and my tendency to overthink means I can struggle with indecision even when it comes to the smallest things. I worry about the outcomes…

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How to form good habits

June 23, 2018
form good habits

I’m the patron saint of good intentions. I have lots of ideas and plans, which tend to fall by the wayside. The reason: I haven’t got into good habits. It’s easy to stick to bad habits and harder to take on new behaviours. Our brain has learnt patterns and likes to stick with what it knows. The good news is, there is a process to all this. We…