Habits are a sort of web of energy that create what we know to be normal. Andy Gilmore’s art is to me a perfect representation of habit at its best- repeating petterns that create something harmonious and beautiful.
Not all habits have the kind of beauty, though.
Recently I started looking at the energetic idea of a “habit field”. Its the energy patterns that some people claim they can see surrouding people, the “normal” haze that constructs their behavior sort of surrounding people in their electrical aura. I notice that when the habit is gone, I don’t “feel it” around me any more.
Now… I know that’s a big leap of faith to believe that 1. you have an aura and 2. that people can see it! However, if you can dig into the metaphor of a habit-field of energy around you, even if you don’t believe it is tangible or can be seen by a clairvoyant, you may understand why you keep doing things that you don’t want to do, over and over again.
We all do it. We all have habits that we’d like to break.
Science tends to look at the brain as the key to understanding habits and breaking the bad ones. The most compelling science looks at behavior rather than presuming that all brains work in exactly the same way.
Today, some simple and cool science breaks down why you may be having a hard time kicking certain habits… and there are a few really great ideas to help you start new habits that stick! Continue Reading…