The Power of Habit

Why Do I Engage in Behavior that I Know is Self-Destructive?

Why Do I Engage in Behavior that I Know is Self-Destructive?

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Dear Crucial Skills, I have a lot of habits I need to change, but the one that gets me in the most trouble is reverting back to my bad behaviors: yelling, smoking, drinking, and not performing at work. I do this when my partner and I disagree. I feel that by doing all of these behaviors I...


How to Turn a Resolution into a Habit

How to Turn a Resolution into a Habit

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Dear Crucial Skills, What does science say about resolutions? Do they work? Every New Year I see my friends, coworkers, and relatives make resolutions—and then often follow through for as much as two weeks! And then, as we all know, they often fall back into their old habits. I’ve done the...