Habit myth #4: Habits are boring

Every evening at 7:00, we clear off the dining room table and play games. Board games, strategy card games, deck-building games, kingdom-building games, pattern recognition games, cooperative games in which we band together to beat a global epidemic or a dragon attack, big sprawling war games that sometimes mete out humiliating losses and other times

Habit myth #3: Habits take 21 days to make or break

Sometimes I think that the two most meaningless words in the English language are “Studies show….” Don’t get me wrong—I think research into how the brain transforms actions into habit is fascinating and important. But not everyone who’s interested in habit formation wants read the actual studies—including, it would seem, many of the people who