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The Mechanics Of Habit Formation

The Mechanics Of Habit Formation

Our habits are driven by a 3-part loop in sequence: trigger (the stimulus that starts the habit), routine (the doing of the habit and behaviour itself) and reward (the benefit associated with the behaviour).

Each repetition of this behavior pattern, it becomes more ingrained in your brain until it eventually becomes automatic—a habit. 

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