How to change everything
by building new habits
Deciding can be exhausting. Research suggests your brain has only so much stamina for making decisions in the course of a day. And when your energy has been spent on big decisions at the office, it’s no wonder you can’t choose what to have for dinner, once you get home.
Our lives are so complicated it’s amazing we get along as well as we do. Just getting up, getting ready, and commuting to work offers numerous decision points. It’s enough to wear us out before we reach our desks.
The reason we aren’t exhausted by just our normal routine is that we glide through much of it on automatic pilot. Our conscious minds don’t have to actually make decisions about stuff like finding our way to work because our habits take over.
Habits are routines we follow regularly, without having to think about it. They allow our subconscious to take charge, giving our conscious self a rest. Our good habits help us to effortlessly make good choices. They guide us as we manage our health, our calendars and our routine projects. But sometimes our habits put us in the wrong groove. [Read more…] about Try these tips for managing your habits