Ran across this post earlier today and I wanted to re-post it here. According to Charles Duhigg, author of “The Power of Habit,” habits are not born, but created. Every bad, good or insignificant habit starts with a psychological pattern called a “habit loop.” He goes on to say, “There are ways to replace those bad habits with good ones… and all it takes is 66 days.”
The photo that accompanies the article shows a picture of a guy smoking a cigarette. This leads the reader to believe that you can change the “habit” of smoking in as little as 66 days. However, the article goes on to state, “If a habit does not include addictive additives or stimulants, which make the withdrawal and brain processes different, who’s to say it won’t take you 66 days to cut out all those nasty habits that have been overtaking your life?”
And therein lies the problem. Quitting smoking or dip is NOT quitting a “habit”… it’s dealing with an addiction. I’m not suggesting that this article is “wrong” necessarily, but I don’t think they should have used an image of a smoker here as it’s not a habit.
Read the original article here:
What do you think… Am I nitpicking?