Throughout the evolution of humans, habits that have been programmed for survival are now becoming the habits that can kill us.
Habits follow a very structured format: Trigger, Behaviour, Reward
In his TED Talk, Judson Brewer talks about tapping into our natural reward based learning to break habits rather than forcing change. Lean into curiosity, making us step outside of fear based thinking and into being in the moment.
Being curiously aware in that moment you have an impulse has the potential to have a very different outcome in breaking unwanted habits:
Notice the urge, get curious, feel the joy of letting go, and repeat…
To learn more, view the full 9 minute TED Talk below.
Research studies have also shown curiosity to have many benefits, including:
- Ability to learn and retain information
- Expanding empathy
- Strengthen relationships
It may be time to spark your own curiosity and the curiosity of others around you to see positive change.
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