A Simple Way to Break a Bad Habit
Psychiatrist and addiction expert Judson Brewer researches mindfulness techniques that effectively help quell cravings of all kinds. In his recent talk with TED Talk, he discussed about a simple way to break bad habit. Can we really break bad habits by being more curious about them? Judson Brewer presented interesting studies and examples about the relationship between mindfulness and addiction. He talked about the habit of smoking, overeating, and other habits that we do even though we know they’re bad for us. Learn more about the mechanism of habit development and discover a simple but profound tactic that might help you beat your next urge to smoke, snack or check a text while driving.
A Simple Way to Break a Bad Habit – Judson Brewer
Judson Brewer MD, PhD is a Director of Research, Center for Mindfulness. Associate Professor, Departments of Medicine and Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School
“When the prefrontal cortex goes offline, we fall back into our old habits, which is why this disenchantment is so important. Seeing what we get from our habits helps us understand them at a deeper level — to know it in our bones so we don’t have to force ourselves to hold back or restrain ourselves from behavior. We’re just less interested in doing it in the first place. And this is what mindfulness is all about: Seeing really clearly what we get when we get caught up in our behaviors, becoming disenchanted on a visceral level and from this disenchanted stance, naturally letting go.” – Judson Brewer
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