We often think about our brains as the ultimate authority, the ultimate truth. But, as it turns out, sometimes they are big, fat, liars. They like things the way they are now — even if you have other goals to change your habits or create new ones. In fact, our brains will tell us some pretty silly lies to try to resist change, especially when we’re trying to change a habit that requires a lot of willpower, like changing financial habits.

In her book Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives, Gretchen Rubin explores this topic and identifies “loopholes” that help us avoid changing and staying comfortable.

But the good news is, even just exposing yourself to the loopholes can help you see them for what they are, and call yourself out when your brain starts being a dirty liar.

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