People spend a lot of time trying to break habits using willpower but research is showing that habits are the opposite of willpower. With willpower, you have to make a decision, which can be derailed by life’s stresses. Habits require no willpower, no decision – they stick because they are effortless and automatic.
The key to changing behaviour is to reinforce the habits you want with the right reward. Or at least that’s what a recent article in Marie Claire magazine had to say.
Then does that mean if you’re a shopoholic in order to stop you must buy more? If so, where’s the next shoe store?
Speaking of shoes………….