Duke researchers discover habits leave a lasting mark on specific circuits in the brain—one reason habits are tough to change.
Now that Duke University researchers have shown how habits form, and unform, in the brain, the idea of actually breaking a bad habit looks like even more of a challenge. But researchers say, take heart, it can still be done! In fact, knowing what you're up against, as revealed in Duke's research, plays a big role in winning the battle.
Here are some tips for breaking bad habits:
1. Understand the Situation