6 Jan 2024

Dr Gina Cleo on creating lasting habits

From The Weekend , 11:07 am on 6 January 2024

For many of us the start of the new year is a time for goal setting and reflection. We stop and think about what we want to achieve in the upcoming 12 months. Some of us even go as far as setting resolutions. Resolutions which possibly unsurprisingly, research suggests four out of five of us have already abandoned by February. They might have been too ambitions, required too much willpower, or relied heavily on our limited reserves of self-control. Dr Gina Clio is one of Australia's leading habit researcher, and an expert on using habits to create lasting change. She's built a career out of helping us understand how to form new habits and break our old, undesired ones. Her new book "The Habit Revolution" was released on Wednesday, and aims to distil a decade of research into an easy, practical guide to help you achieve your goals. Dr Gina joins Susana Lei'ataua to explain why willpower doesn't work, and how we can rewire our brains to form good habits.