“More than 40% of the things we do in a day aren’t really decisions–they’re habits.
But changing habits isn’t a matter of “powering through” them. Like a muscle, your willpower gets exhausted throughout a day.
As Charles Duhigg details in the now-in-paperback “The Power of Habit,” advances in social science suggest that behavioral change isn’t a result of focusing on the behavior itself. Instead, we need to tinker with the cues and rewards that keep the habit coming. “