You don’t need to be a scientist to know what habits are.
In a 2012 study published in 2012 in the journal Neuoscience, they found out that if you are stressed in a way that adrenaline and cortisol levels are entwined in a tango in your brain, your brain takes the path of least resistance and that points to habit.
What we hold on to is what we call habits. This is part of the neural basis of why it is harder to get rid of habits as you get older. Under stress, hormones act together to make you fall into old habits.
According to Jeremy Dean, 50% of our everyday lives are governed by habit. But we all know that creativity and enlightenment, both valued to bring meaning to the enterprise of being human, are only achieved when you take the leap, that big definitive break from habit.Read more »