Habits are hard—to make, to keep, to break. There’s science that proves this,1 but we need only think about how we feel when January 1st rolls around, resolved to somehow change our lives or ourselves, and what happens in the interim that prevents that dream from becoming reality for 80 percent of us.2
The COVID pandemic has brought this reality to the fore, as all of us have had to confront our habits to some degree or another in adjusting to a radically new way of working, learning, living, and communicating.
Mastering the art of habits has become a hot topic among trendy apps and other wellness services even pre-COVID, but it’s been part of Ayurveda for thousands of years. Whether it’s the daily routine we complete every morning, regular mealtimes, or turning to dosha-specific food lists or yoga practices, habit is essential to our understanding of health.
Read more on Banyan Botanicals (published 5/20/2021)