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I blog on Brain-Based Learning, Metacognition, and Social-Emotional Learning. I am the author of "Crush School: Every Student's Guide To Killing It In The Classroom" which is a book that helps students understand how their brain processes information and learns. In the book, I explain why students can learn anything and give strategies on how to learn effectively.

Train The Brain To Learn: Overcoming Bad Habits

By Oskar Cymerman | @focus2achieve | BAm! Radio Network EdWords Blogger

"First We Make Our Habits, Then Our Habits Make Us" - Charles C. Noble

Habits are things you do automatically. Some are good and some are bad. They can can help or harm you. Going on autopilot while brushing teeth? Good! Allows you to perhaps plan your day. Procrastination? Bad! Adds stress to your life.

But, whether a habit is a good one or a stinking nuisance, one thing's for sure: It's All In The Brain. So to change a habit, you must change your brain. And, sure enough, doing so falls under the dreaded "easier said than done" category.

You see, your brain’s #1 job is to help you survive. Thus, it often refuses spending energy on other things. Especially things it perceives as risky.

Change can be risky. Even if the change is reasonable, your brain often sees it as risky. And, it might resist it. So, you have to make your brain do it. Over and over.

Let me show you how.

Habits Infographic

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