Sunday, August 2, 2015

The Power Of Habit

For my book report I chose The Power Of Habit By Charles Duhigg. It becomes extremely relevant to this course because Duhigg explains what starts happens and why habits become repetitive. In the beginning of the book Duhigg explains how Febreze became an essential cleaning product and how people did not use it when the product first came on the market. What did end up happening was it was the finishing product after cleaning a room. They explained that the cue was to start cleaning the room, the routine to do the cleaning which indicates the crave of the scent and the reward was the spray of the Febreze. In order to get into the routine of cleaning the room to make it a habit is motivation, and the motivation will make the habit such as cleaning into a positive one.

1 comment:

  1. Great job Angela! The Power Of Habit seems like a great book that I would be interested in reading. I love the reference you mentioned of the Febreze being the finishing touch to the clean room. For myself, in order to get into the routine of working out and making it a habit, my motivation is the reward of relaxation afterwards. I tell myself if I go to the gym for one hour, I will be able to relax for the rest of the day. It also makes me feel good to get in a work out! My motivation will make working out a positive experience.