Elul Reflections: Habit

We are creatures of habit.  “Most of the choices we make each day may feel like the products of well-considered decision making, but they’re not. They’re habits,” writes Charles Duhigg in The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and in Business (p. xv).  In essence, our brains are lazy. Duhigg writes, “Left to its own devices, the brain will try to make almost any routine into a habit, because habits allow our minds to ramp down more often.” (p. 17-18)

But habits can be changed. Our brain’s lazy response can become our preferred one. During Elul we consider how we want to form new habits. What outcome do you “crave,” asks Duhigg? Find a new routine, he says, and you can achieve any outcome.

We look forward to praying together (service schedule).  L’shanah tovah– Your RS Clergy

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