I'm a neurosurgeon, and I can tell you the best way to make good habits stick in your brain isn't as hard as you'd think
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To build better habits, you should understand how your brain reacts to your behavior. 

When we are pleased by the results of an action, dopamine is released, which makes us feel good. Over time, this association with feeling good can make a behavior automatic. 

The key to building habits is to establish a good foundation that makes better behaviors automatic. 

Know how to avoid cues that trigger bad habits, build in failure, focus on time-based activities, and find pockets of under-utilized...

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