The study of habits has been break habits down into three elements or parts.
There are two leading views about these elements but essentially they come down to the same thing
Charles Duhiggs Habit Loop
According to Charles Duhigg, author of ‘The Power of Habit”, habits consist of three elements, the trigger or cue, the routine and the reward. Duhigg refers to this process as the habit loop.
- The Cue/Trigger: the event that starts the habit.
- The Routine: the behaviour that is performed.
- The Reward: the benefit that you get from the behaviour.