It can App’en to anyone –
OCT. 13, 2019 – You check the phone when it vibrates, when it pings, when you sit down to breakfast, get out of your car, get into the office, get in the elevator, get out of the elevator. In fact, Americans check their phones on average 52 times a day. Changing old habits or forming new ones is hard. Yet, some people seem to struggle less than the rest of us. Who are these people? Research shows that they understand how to make their habits work as a kind of “second self” directing their daily actions. If you know how to train this internal autopilot, you will find it easier to turn it on or off. Consider your weekly trip to the supermarket. Same car, same road, same destination, maybe even the same grocery list. In that 10-minute drive, you easily pilot a 4,000-pound piece of machinery and put geometry into practice as you ease into that last parking spot. All done on autopilot. And even though going into traffic is very likely the most dangerous part of your day, you can go through these motions largely drama-free.