Charles Duhigg explains, There are three parts to a habit, known as the habit loop. A cue is a trigger that tells your brain to automatically run the routine. The routine is a behavior (physical, mental, or emotional) that follows the cue. The reward is a positive incentive that tells your brain the routine is working great, so it is worth keeping. This allows the subconscious mind to run our programs. If you can observe what the cue and reward are, you can change the routine! But you must be conscious! In other words, what cues or triggers their habitual behavior. This is the first step if you want to reverse a habit.
Contributors: Deborah Lucero from Live Your Full Life