Fifty percent of your everyday life is habitual. It’s not something that we like to think about, but it’s true: about half of the time that we spend awake, we are on autopilot, mindlessly reiterating the same actions and the same thoughts in the same context. There is a defined pattern that we follow when forming these habits. It starts with a cue; at noon your stomach growls. Then you mindlessly follow through with your routine; you walk to the cafeteria, you buy a cookie. Our habits offer a reward, which is why they’re so difficult to break; you bite into that sugary cookie, and it’s delicious. But what if you want to break that bad habit? If you are in control, it is possible to break out of this loop.