Some information in this blog is from “Blame it on the Brain,” by Jonah Lehrer, The Wall Street Journal.
Human routines are stubborn to change. Habits are hard to break. They are especially hard to break if we try to change more than one bad habit at the same time. We often do this by making multiple New Year’s Resolutions-quit smoking, exercise more, lose 20 lbs, and spend more time with my kids. Some scientists say you can blame your brain for failing, or more specifically, you should blame your prefrontal cortex.