For those in the professional world, it’s easy to fall prey to bad habits — procrastination, poor time management, and impatience are all examples of behavior that can affect the productivity of one’s work or business.
Fortunately, says Web Worker Daily, training the brain to adopt good habits doesn’t take as long as most people think. Citing recent scientific research in the field of neuroplasticity, or the brain’s ability to reorganize itself, the article says new habits (or “neural connections”) can be learned within 30 to 60 days, if new information is presented every day.
To combat consistent unpreparedness or tardiness for meetings, for example, set a computer or phone alarm 30 minutes before each meeting to look over notes and agendas. “A habit is an involuntary, unconscious action,” said Larry Tobin, co-creator of Habitchanger.com, where customers can join a 42-day habit breaking program. “They are something we have taught ourselves to do, so it is possible to unlearn them.”
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