PROCESS OF A CHANGE IN HABITS
“A Change is not a result of an event, it’s a result of consistency.”
A change is not dynamic, it’s a process to reprogram our subconscious mind which we made up by controlling our habits. Many people know about this quote which mention that: Its take 21 days to create a habit and 90 days it will become a part of your lifestyle. Now we will scientifically see how to practically make a change-
For this we should have some knowledge how our mind works:
Our mind divided in two parts conscious and subconscious, conscious mind is the part which we use to think, learn and other activities but maximum of our life and lifestyle is depend on our subconscious mind.
The subconscious mind is something which is minding our mind, it has a huge effect on our actions and behaviors, emotions etc, but generally always overlooked.
our subconscious mind has powers to control your life experiences, from the things we learn to the luxury and comfort we get.
Our subconscious mind is like a bank of memories. Its capacity is infinity.
The subconscious mind is like a data-bank for every experiences we get, which is not get retained in our conscious mind. It makes our believe system from our past experiences, our memories Everything that you have experienced, done or thought is also there. our subconscious mind is subjective. It does not think or reason independently. It always follows the commands, reaction, feelings, it receives from our conscious mind.
Our subconscious mind makes us to feel uncomfortable when we try to attempt to do anything new which is out of our comfort zone. It resists changing any of your habits or behavior.
Because of this subconscious mind when we start doing a new thing consistently for 21 our subconscious and body start accept that work as a habit.
I also want to add that getting habitual and Making something part of our lifestyle are two different things in my opinion. Getting habitual means that you did not have much problem in doing a task but I think that if we want to change anything we must have a very strong reason, for example when we have to travel somewhere or we have to complete a task and it mean two us, so many time occurs that we awake before our alarm clock rings.
How to control your habits-
For this you should follow these steps-
1. Identify the triggers
Every habit or activities have some triggers like if you have sleeping problems during studies you can try to change the place where you study, if you get addicted to social media may be phone or notification ring is your trigger, try to avoid that triggers.
2. Cravings are the second step of the habit loop, and they are the motivational force behind every habit. Without some level of motivation or desire we have no reason to act.
3. Response, the response is the actual habit you perform, which can take the form of a thought or an action. Whether a response occurs depends on how motivated you are and how much friction is associated with the behavior.
4. Rewards are the end goal of every habit, we chase rewards because they serve two purposes: (1) they satisfy us and (2) they teach us.