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  1. habits

    A habit (or wont as a humorous and formal term) is a routine of behavior that is repeated regularly and tends to occur subconsciously.The American Journal of Psychology (1903) defined a "habit, from the standpoint of psychology, [as] a more or less fixed way of thinking, willing, or feeling acquired through previous repetition of a mental experience." Habitual behavior often goes unnoticed in persons exhibiting it, because a person does not need to engage in self-analysis when undertaking routine tasks. Habits are sometimes compulsory. A 2002 daily experience study by habit researcher Wendy Wood and her colleagues found that approximately 43% of daily behaviors are performed out of habit. New behaviours can become automatic through the process of habit formation. Old habits are hard to break and new habits are hard to form because the behavioural patterns which humans repeat become imprinted in neural pathways, but it is possible to form new habits through repetition.When behaviors are repeated in a consistent context, there is an incremental increase in the link between the context and the action. This increases the automaticity of the behavior in that context. Features of an automatic behavior are all or some of: efficiency; lack of awareness; unintentionality; and uncontrollability.

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  1. Habits

    Acquired or learned responses which are regularly manifested.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of habits in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of habits in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of habits in a Sentence

  1. Tyron Edwards:

    Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny.

  2. Amir Ghaferi:

    It’s a piece of the puzzle on how to treat and manage obesity, but you can slip back into your bad habits, that’s why surgery follow up is vital to treatment success.

  3. Frank Crane:

    Habits are safer than rules you don't have to watch them. And you don't have to keep them either. They keep you.

  4. Richard Valantasis:

    In Eastern Orthodoxy, for example, the fasting rules are pretty elaborate -- no milk, no eggs, no meat, no fish with blood systems, and sometimes no leavened bread, even though the foods for Lent are really wonderful and tasty, they still remind you that you are in the middle of a fasting period and therefore, your eating habits continually reinforce the spiritual disciplines you're supposed to be working through.

  5. Joseph Conlon:

    It's a lot harder to do than you would think. People don't want to change their habits.

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