Few forces in our lives are as powerful as our habits. If you brush your teeth three times a day and can't imagine going to sleep without clean teeth, that's a habit that will preserve your dental health for a lifetime. If your workday ritual is coffee and a donut every morning, that's a habit that may do you some harm. Good or bad, all our habits have one element in common: Once created they're extremely hard to break.
It's especially true for habits that work against our health, such as those involving caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, unhealthy foods, and exercise--or the lack thereof. There's a simple explanation, says Jenny Evans, a frequent speaker on stress and resiliency, and author of The Resiliency rEvolution. Bad habits are tough to break because of our inner caveman. Continue reading.
Originally posted on Inc.com.