From A Lecture Series By Professor Peter Vishton, Ph.D.
While bad habits can seem like minor, unimportant behaviors, they are, in fact, significant activities that can derail an otherwise healthy, happy lifestyle.
As Aristotle noted, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” How can you use the tools of cognitive neuroscience to alter your behaviors?
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1. Take Notes
Consider this simple tip—one that is startlingly effective for reducing the frequency of a bad habit. An effective strategy for behavioral training is to call attention to the problem behavior whenever it appears. An additional step is to write down the times when this problem behavior occurs, then read that list at the end of the day.