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The habit I've managed to break is an afternoon candy. The office where I work buys those huge bags of mini-candies from Costco. It is so easy to go get one, two, or three of those 1" candy bars and think they are too little to hurt. However, since I've been counting the calories, it just is not worth it to eat one of those and now, after two solid months of calorie counting and avoiding those cute little chocolates, they do not even appeal to me!

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Claire, this is a very interesting article. We can become aware of our habits and triggers and proactively work to change them.

It also explains how a group setting helps people stick to their changes. Kind of funny in a sad way: ----- 'Jim's kind of a moron. I think I'm smarter than Jim. But Jim has been sober for three years. And if Jim can do it, I can definitely do it,' ----

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Here's an article published by NPR entitled, "Habits: How They Form And How To Break Them".

Here's an intro paragraph from the article:

"It turns out that every habit starts with a psychological pattern called a "habit loop," which is a three-part process. First, there's a cue, or trigger, that tells your brain to go into automatic mode and let a behavior unfold."

It's a discussion with the author of a book called, "The Power of Habit".

www.npr.org/2012/03/05/147192599/hab
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