I’m trying to understand the neurobiological structure of habits, and I’d like your help. Here’s a quick experiment (takes 15 seconds to do, and 1 minute to report) that you may find interesting.
Step 1: With a pen (or pencil) and paper, write the word “situation” in cursive.
Step 2: Notice how you feel.
Step 3: Write the word “situation” in cursive again, but this time DO NOT lift your pen from the paper when you finish the last stroke of the N. In other words, do not go back and cross the T’s or dot the I’s.
Step 4: Keep still for 5 seconds, and notice how you feel.
Step 5: Describe your experience in the Comments section on this page.