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The Power of Belief in Habit Changing All of us have formed habits in our daily life. Even though some of these habits only exist in our subconscious and we cannot actually make sure whether they are real or only the conjectures. But it is undoubted that all of our behaviors are influenced by our desires on specific objectives. In the book, the power of habit, Charles Duhigg explained the definition of a habit as an effort-saving instinct. “When a habit emerges, the brain stops fully participating in decision making” (20). To support his opinions on habits, he introduced the three-step model of a habit loop, the theory of golden rule of habit, and the role of a craving brain and belief in the process of a habit changing. Through learning …show more content…

However, as the thoughts go circles, procrastinations can also have a huge influence on me. Procrastinations will make my quality of homework decrease and hamper the learning efficiency.
The next part in a habit loop is the routine. It is the detailed behavior for pursuing a expected reward. As the frequency of doing one particular behavior goes up, the memory of this habit loop will be strengthened and we are more likely to repeat the behavior in the future. My routine of the habit to procrastinate is to delay the time to do my homework and enjoy the free time in advance. This always causes a series of problems. I will have to finish my homework in a hurry and usually use my sleep time to meet the requirements of daily homework. My routine to procrastinate can relieve my pressures from daily burdens, however, I have to stay up late to complete my homework as a result. The last and also the most important part, reward, is the motivation depended on which our brain will determine the value of a habit. “A reward helps our brains figure out if this particular loop is worth remembering for the future” (19). If a habit is evaluated as a worthless, it will fade gradually in the future. The reward of my habit to procrastinate is that I can postpone to finish my homework and enjoy the free time in advance, even though it always causes an unpleasant result in the end. Our craving brains play an important role to maintain an existent habit loop, which amplify the effect of

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