Why We Stack
The idea of habit stacking isn’t anything new, it’s a ‘hack’ that our brains figured out a long time ago. It’s a way for our brain to save time and energy by skipping the decision making process and streamlining things – and who doesn’t love efficiency??
Take, for example, when you make your morning coffee – you do it in the same order with the same steps each time, right?
Imagine the flip side if our brains didn’t do us this favor: Each morning you’d have to first decide to make your coffee. Then you’d have to focus on the steps of putting the filter in place, measuring out the coffee and water for your desired cup of joe, pressing the “start” button, getting out your cup, etc.