“Man is largely a creature of habit, and many of his activities are more or less automatic reflexes from the stimuli of his environment” G. Stanley Hall
After reading the book The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg, one cannot help but start to think about what kind of habits he or she has. The book goes into detail about habit formation and the neuroscience behind what forms our automatic operation systems. The Lifestyle Project thinks that in order to make any personal changes, we must first become aware of “the things we do without thinking.” Largely, we have all benefited from these adaptations over our specie’s evolution, and many of us have formed good habits, the tricky part is to recognize our bad ones.
Though this task may seem daunting at first, a simple solution can be to analyze our environments, our habitats. Are our homes, our offices, the places we study serving us? The world isn’t a predictable place, but our habitats can be and they can help us rather than hinder our change. Little differences can have a huge impact. Want to start running early in the morning? Try putting your alarm clock by your running shoes...
We challenge you to question your bad habits. What would be a way of breaking them?
We challenge you to look around your habitats. Is there any clutter? Can anything be optimized?
The Lifestyle Project takes this into account when we set up your personalized vacations. We want to listen to your needs and customize your accommodation so that it serves your well-being in your new home abroad.