How to Easily Create Permanent English Habits: The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

Looking to build permanent English habits? If you practice everyday, you WILL become an excellent speaker. And that means you need to develop English study habits.

Our day is made up of habits, research shows that even up to 40% of what
we do in a day is made up of habits, meaning you do things without even thinking
about it.
Habits are powerful, our brain wants to be as efficient as possible, but sadly

Habits are powerful, our brain wants to be as efficient as possible, but sadly
our brain doesn’t have the power and capacity to perform conscious tasks
all day long.

In this episode, we will be talking about the book, the Power of Habits by
Charles Duhigg, and how we can learn how to change bad habits and build good
habits instead.

The Main Points
  • Habits create cravings in us, and there are three aspects to a habit: cue,
    trigger, and reward.
  • A cue is a trigger or sign that creates the first action, it signals something
    in the brain like an emotion or thought.
  • An action is the process of doing something to achieve something
  • A reward is something given in recognition for one’s service, effort,
    or achievement
  • You can change habits however, bad habits can also develop by changing the
    cues, actions and rewards.
  • Focus on small habits, daily habits that will build the foundation for a
    better life; for better habits.
The Vocab & Expressions
  • To crave: to have a strong desire for something
  • To pet: To give affection by running your hand or rubbing your hand over an animal’s
    body.
  • To get hooked: means to become addicted to something
  • Tasty: means something is delicious
  • Mess with: to take apart something, to try to fix something to learn more
    about how it works
  • Splash: to throw water on somebody
  • To tweak: to make small adjustments
The Joke

What’s fat, hairy, and drinks a lot of coffee?
Java the Hutt

*Java refers to the coffee beans produced in the Indonesian island of Java.
It’s strong, black, has a very sweet taste.

Now imagine Jaba the Hutt drinking coffee with Princess Leia