Tuesday Thoughts…

Happy Tuesday all!

In conclusion to last night’s post, I read about a very effective way to kick unwanted habits!!

First of all, our consistent “bad habits” have a scientific twist to them… We all have a chemical called dopamine in our brain, which gets us hooked on everything.. We experience something that gives us pleasure like eating a piece of cake, some of that dopamine “makes a beeline to a region of your brain where memories are formed.” Now that memory is stored. Every time you are offered a piece of cake, you know it’s not good for you but your brain sends a signal saying, Eat it!!! Dopamine is the brain’s reward system.

So- why don’t we try to create positive habits and have a reward system in place to help you celebrate your achievements. A perfect way is to “celebrate your success by treating yourself to something you enjoy that doesn’t contradict your resolution.”

Examples:

A new outfit, a new hairstyle, getting a manicure/pedicure, going to a concert, getting a new book to read.

Who doesn’t like treating themselves, especially if we generate positive habits towards others and for ourselves!

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