Why and how habits form has always been something that interested me, considering that I've had several bad habits that needed to be broken over the years. Understanding the “why” you should do something or not do something is usually the most effective way of driving behavior. This video explains *why* habits form rather than focusing techniques for forming them as I think understanding more about habits will make it easy to control them.
0:00 Two very different habits
1:17 Myelin: Speeding up Signal Speed with practice
3:24 Willpower: Finite but can be improved
5:33 Basal Ganglia: Brain's autopilot
8:11 Habits need a cue
10:26 The Mindset necessary for building habits