Habits that we form throughout life, take much space in our daily activities. They appear automatically, and we do not always realize that they are part of our behavior. Studies show that about 40% of people do almost every day the same thing, says Medical News Today.
Habits are formed with the help of associative behavior. Finding patterns of behavior that allow us to achieve our goal, we repeat them because they work. At constant repetition an associative connection has been formed.
According to scientists, behavioral change is possible if you follow three basic principles.
First, you must get rid of old associative links and make room for new ones. For example, if the goal is weight loss and healthy diet, you can move junk food on the top shelf of the refrigerator or in the rear to make it less accessible.