Every year we come up with a beautiful resolution to change. We are motivated but mostly we fail to change. The reason is we aren’t changing it into a habit. When something does becomes second nature it’s hard to subscribe to how you do it. The solution sounds easier than it maybe is but: Habit Formation is the key. When you practice this a lot it creates a new pathway in our brain.
When you’re first learning something consciously, you rely heavily on a part of your brain called the hippocampus to coordinate activity between the neurons required for the task. If you call upon the brain to do this frequently enough, those neurons will begin to form direct connections and gradually require the hippocampus less and less.
This learning process is performed in the cerebellum, which underlies the predictive motor movements, postures, and reflexes that we perform every day (it’s in the back of your brain). This is what underlies your ability to type without looking at the keyboard, ride a bike, walk upstairs, etc.
This is what underlies your ability to type without looking at the keyboard, ride a bike, walk up stairs, etc.
So if you want to change it requires a lot of practice to let your brain form direct connections and make it become second nature. This is WHY you need dedication, motivation and a lot of practice to change. Change is always possible if you are willing enough to train your brain.
As soon as you keep on practicing your neural pathways become strong and the brain doesn’t have to work so hard anymore and then it becomes autopilot.
There is research that it takes around 90 days to change a habit. Next to that current research shows that you can form habits within 66 days.
What habit are you changing, which new skill are you going to learn?
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