You probably know by know that I use the Zentangle method to help me practice mindfulness. There was a very interesting discussion about habits and mindfulness on the NPR show Voices in the family that you can listen to here.
Here is the description of the show:
October 8, 2012 — Everything we do and feel can be
considered a habit. Scientists suggest 40 to 45 of our daily activities
are based on choices we make, then stop thinking about. They become
automatic. While habits — especially negative ones — seem to drive us,
by understanding how they’re established in our minds, we can begin to
take the reins and transform our lives.
Dr. Dan Gottlieb examines creatures of habit. Dan’s guest is New York Times investigative journalist Charles Duhigg,
author of “The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and
Business.” The book addresses habits formed and broken — through
anecdotes and cutting edge research. We also hear from Michael Baime, director of the Penn Program for Mindfulness at the University of Pennsylvania.