First of all, it is essential to build or maintain healthy habits to keep our mental and physical well-being elevated.
Interpersonal neurobiology tells us that the well-being of the mind arises from a process called “integration” – that is, the connection of different components of a system.
Dan Siegel and David Rock created The Healthy Mind Platter – the dish of mental well-being, composed of seven essential daily mental activities ideal for the well-being of our brain and our relationships.
How many times have you come across a series of behaviors that you would have liked to change? And how many times have you managed to do it? If it has not been easy to do it or you have not succeeded, it is not out of weakness, but because you do not have the complete picture of the behavior you want to change, what causes it and what rewards would derive from it. And even if all this was clear, it is necessary to put it into practice step by step.
A simple way to break a bad habit
Psychiatrist and addiction expert Judson Brewer says that habits are the product of reward-based learning, the same event that trains the mind to desire moments of “well-being”, such as eating a piece of chocolate cake.
It takes a deep understanding of habit, an awareness of what is happening in the mind, to change for the better. But in this TED Talk, Brewer reveals an easy way to do it.
Building new habits takes time, but there are a few simple tips you can follow to change habits and build new ones.
Creating mini habits to improve or change our behavior is an effective strategy that many people are working on. Here is our guide.
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A list of successful habits, some useful apps and books that can help you.