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Don't Worry. Rebecca St. Wait for Me. In Me. Lean On. All Around Me. My Hope. Release Date October 24, Genre Religious. James' book Loved: Stories of Forgiveness was released on 1 September On 19 AugustChristian Cinema reported that St.

James had wrapped up filming a new movie titled Rising Starswhich was released on 22 October On 18 NovemberSt. The album was met with positive reviews from Christian music critics and was highly successful, debuting at No. It also peaked at No. James continued her film career in with Suing the Devil. James starred in A Strange Brand of Happya romantic comedy film that was released on 13 September The film revolves around Joyce, a single Christian life coach who falls for an agnostic client.

It began filming on 15 August in Cincinnatiand was released on 13 September On 12 MarchSt. It was released on 10 September ForeFront Records released a compilation album on 7 January James starred, was released on 27 Maywhile her third novel, One Last Thingwas released on 10 March Both books were co-authored by Nancy Rue.

James' film career continued into with Faith of Our Fatherswhich featured St. James portraying a car-stealing Australian hitchhiker. After several years of musical hiatus, St. The song was released in October MullenBob Carlisle and NewSong. James announced that she was writing music for a new album with frequent collaborator Tedd T. James announced via Facebook live that her new album will be titled Dawn, [83] [84] although she later clarified in an Instagram post that Dawn will be an EP rather than a full-length record.

James announced that Dawn will be released on 24 July James is originally from Australia but moved with her family to the United States at age She currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee.

James' family's farm in Franklin. James announced that they were expecting Album) first child and on 18 Februaryshe gave birth to their daughter Gemma Elena Fink. James gave birth to a second daughter, Imogen Watson Fink, on 11 May James announced on 29 April that she was 21 weeks pregnant with her third child. James gave birth to a son, River Jack.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Australian singer-songwriter and actress. Singer songwriter author actress. Musical artist. Main article: Rebecca St. James discography.

James Discography". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved 22 December Archived from the original on 22 September Retrieved 12 March Retrieved 28 September James Discography, Rebecca St. James Lyrics, Rebecca St. James Artist Database, Rebecca St. James, "Transform" Review". Retrieved 8 December James" Review". Retrieved April 7, Refresh My Heart Rebecca St. Authority control MusicBrainz release group. James albums. Neurological activity in the brain is high during this period. You are carefully analyzing the situation and making conscious decisions about how to act.

The brain is busy learning the most effective course of action. Occasionally, like a cat pressing on a lever, you stumble across a solution. After you stumble upon an unexpected reward, you alter your strategy for next time. Wait a minute—that felt good. What did I do right before that? This is the feedback loop behind all human behavior: try, fail, learn, try differently.

With practice, the useless movements fade away and the useful actions get reinforced. Whenever you face a problem repeatedly, your brain begins to automate the process of solving it. Your habits are just a series of automatic solutions that solve the problems and stresses you face regularly. You learn to lock in on the cues that predict success and tune out everything else.

When a similar situation arises in the future, you know exactly what to look for. There is no longer a need to analyze every angle of a situation.

Your brain skips the process of trial and error and creates a mental rule: if this, then that. These cognitive scripts can be followed automatically whenever the situation is appropriate.

Now, whenever you feel stressed, you get the itch to run. As soon as you walk in the door from work, you grab the video game controller. A choice that once required effort is now automatic. A habit has been created. Habits are mental shortcuts learned from experience. In a sense, a habit is just a memory of the steps you previously followed to solve a problem in the past.

Whenever the conditions are right, you can draw on this memory and automatically apply the same solution. The primary reason the brain remembers the past is to better predict what will work in the future. Habit formation is incredibly useful because the conscious mind is the bottleneck of the brain. It can only pay attention to one problem at a time.

As a result, your brain is always working to preserve your conscious attention for whatever task is most essential. Whenever possible, the conscious mind likes to pawn off tasks to the nonconscious mind to do automatically. This is precisely what happens when a habit is formed. Habits reduce cognitive load and free up mental capacity, so you can allocate your attention to other tasks. Despite their efficiency, some people still wonder about the benefits of habits.

Such questions set up a false dichotomy. They make you think that you have to choose between building habits and attaining freedom. In reality, the two complement each other. Habits do not restrict freedom. They create it. Without good financial habits, you will always be struggling for the next dollar. Without good health habits, you will always seem to be short on energy.

Conversely, when you have your habits dialed in and the basics of life are handled and done, your mind is free to focus on new challenges and master the next set of problems. Building habits in the present allows you to do more of what you want in the future. The process of building a habit can be divided into four simple steps: cue, craving, response, and reward. This four-step pattern is the backbone of every habit, and your brain runs through these steps in the same order each time.

First, there is the cue. The cue triggers your brain to initiate a behavior. It is a bit of information that predicts a reward. Our prehistoric ancestors were paying attention to cues that signaled the location of primary rewards like food, water, and sex. Today, we spend most of our time learning cues that predict secondary rewards like money and fame, power and status, praise and approval, love and friendship, or a sense of personal satisfaction.

Of course, these pursuits also indirectly improve our odds of survival and reproduction, which is the deeper motive behind everything we do. Your mind is continuously analyzing your internal and external environment for hints of where rewards are located. Cravings are the second step, and they are the motivational force behind every habit. Without some level of motivation or desire— without craving a change—we have no reason to act.

What you crave is not the habit itself but the change in state it delivers. You do not crave smoking a cigarette, you crave the feeling of relief it provides.

You are not motivated by brushing your teeth but rather by the feeling of a clean mouth. You do not want to turn on the television, you want to be entertained.

Every craving is linked to a desire to change your internal state. This is an important point that we will discuss in detail later. Cravings differ from person to person. In theory, any piece of information could trigger a craving, but in practice, people are not In Me - Rebecca St. James - Transform (CD by the same cues. For a gambler, the sound of slot machines can be a potent trigger that sparks an intense wave of desire. For someone who rarely gambles, the jingles and chimes of the casino are just background noise.

Cues are meaningless until they are interpreted. The thoughts, feelings, and emotions of the observer are what transform a cue into a craving. The third step is the response.

The response is the actual habit you perform, which can take the form of a thought or an action. Whether a response occurs depends on how motivated you are and how much friction is associated with the behavior. Your response also depends on your ability. It sounds simple, but a habit can occur only if you are capable of doing it.

Finally, the response delivers a reward. Rewards are the end goal of every habit. The cue is about noticing the reward. The craving is about wanting the reward.

The response is about obtaining the reward. We chase rewards because they serve two purposes: 1 they satisfy us and 2 they teach us.

The first purpose of rewards is to satisfy your craving. Yes, rewards provide benefits on their own. Food and water deliver the energy you need to survive. Getting a promotion brings more money and respect. Getting in shape improves your health and your dating prospects. But the more immediate benefit is that rewards satisfy your craving to eat or to gain status or to win approval.

At least for a moment, rewards deliver contentment and relief from craving. Second, rewards teach us which actions are worth remembering in the future. Your brain is a reward detector. As you go about your life, your sensory nervous system is continuously monitoring which actions satisfy your desires and deliver pleasure.

Feelings of pleasure and disappointment are part of the feedback mechanism that helps your brain distinguish useful actions from useless ones. Rewards close the feedback loop and complete the habit cycle.

If a behavior is insufficient in any of the four stages, it will not become a habit. Eliminate the cue and your habit will never start. Without the first three steps, a behavior will not occur. Without all four, a behavior will not be repeated. They form an endless cycle that is running every moment you are alive. In summary, the cue triggers a craving, which motivates a response, which provides a reward, which satisfies the craving and, ultimately, becomes associated with the cue.

Together, these four steps form a neurological feedback loop—cue, craving, response, reward; cue, craving, response, reward—that ultimately allows you to create automatic habits. This cycle is known as the habit loop. This four-step process is not something that happens occasionally, but rather it is an endless feedback loop that is running and active during every moment you are alive—even now.

The brain is continually scanning the environment, predicting what will happen next, trying out different responses, and learning from the results. The entire process is completed in a split second, and we use it again and again without realizing everything that has been packed into the previous moment.

We can split these four steps into two phases: the problem phase and the solution phase. The problem phase includes the cue and the craving, and it is when you realize that something needs to change.

All behavior is driven by the desire to solve a problem. Sometimes the problem is that you notice something good and you want to obtain Album). Sometimes the problem is that you are experiencing pain and you want to relieve it. Either way, the purpose of every habit is to solve the problems you face.

In the table on the following page, you can see a few examples of what this looks like in real life. Imagine walking into a dark room and flipping on the light switch. You have performed this simple habit so many times that it occurs In Me - Rebecca St. James - Transform (CD thinking. You proceed through all four stages in the fraction of a second. The urge to act strikes you without thinking. Craving: You begin to feel stressed and overwhelmed by work.

You want to feel in control. Reward: You satisfy your craving to feel alert. By the time we become adults, we rarely notice the habits that are running our lives. Most of us never give a second thought to the fact that we tie the same shoe first each morning, or unplug the toaster after each use, or always change into comfortable clothes after getting home from work. After decades of mental programming, we automatically slip into these patterns of thinking and acting.

In the following chapters, we will see time and again how the four stages of cue, craving, response, and reward influence nearly everything we do each day. But before we do that, we need to. I refer to this framework as the Four Laws of Behavior Change, and it provides a simple set of rules for creating good habits and breaking bad ones. You can think of each law as a lever that influences human behavior.

When the levers are in the right positions, creating good habits is effortless. When they are in the wrong positions, it is nearly impossible. As you will soon see, the Four Laws of Behavior Change apply to nearly every field, from sports to politics, art to medicine, comedy to management. These laws can be used no matter what challenge you are facing.

There is no need for completely different strategies for each habit. Why do I say something is important but never seem to make time for it? The key to creating good habits and breaking bad ones is to understand these fundamental laws and how to alter them to your specifications.

Every goal is doomed to fail if it goes against the grain of human nature. Your habits are shaped by the systems in your life. In the chapters that follow, we will discuss these laws one by one and show how you can use them to create a system in which good habits emerge naturally and bad habits wither away. They are 1 make it obvious, 2 make it attractive, 3 make it easy, and 4 make it satisfying.

She had spent years working as a paramedic and, upon arriving at the event, took one look at her fatherin-law and got very concerned. A few hours later, the man was undergoing lifesaving surgery after an examination had revealed that he had a blockage to a major artery and was at immediate risk of a heart attack. When major arteries are obstructed, the body focuses on sending blood to critical organs and away from peripheral locations near the surface of the skin. The result is a change in the pattern of distribution of blood in the face.

After many years of working with people with heart failure, the woman had unknowingly developed the ability to recognize this pattern on sight. Similar stories exist in other fields. For example, military analysts can identify which blip on a radar screen is an enemy missile and. Experienced radiologists can look at a brain scan and predict the area where a stroke will develop before any obvious signs are visible to the untrained eye.

The human brain is a prediction machine. It is continuously taking in your surroundings and analyzing the information it comes across. Whenever you experience something repeatedly—like a paramedic seeing the face of a heart attack patient or a military analyst seeing a missile on a radar screen— your brain begins noticing what is important, sorting through the details and highlighting the relevant cues, and cataloging that information for future use.

With enough practice, you can pick up on the cues that predict certain outcomes without consciously thinking about it.

Automatically, your brain encodes the lessons learned through experience. We underestimate how much our brains and bodies can do without thinking. You do not tell your hair to grow, your heart to pump, your lungs to breathe, or your stomach to digest.

And yet your body handles all this and more on autopilot. You are much more than your conscious self. Consider hunger. Appetite and hunger are governed nonconsciously. Your body has a variety of feedback loops that gradually alert you when it is time to eat again and that track what is going on around you and within you. You can notice an opportunity and take action without dedicating conscious attention to it. This is what makes habits useful. As habits form, your actions come under the direction of your automatic and nonconscious mind.

I once heard of a retail clerk who was instructed to cut up empty gift cards after customers had used up the balance on the card. One day, the clerk cashed out a few customers in a row who purchased with gift cards. Another woman I came across in my research was a former preschool teacher who had switched to a corporate job.

Even though she was now working with adults, her old habits would kick in and she kept asking coworkers if they had washed their hands after going to the bathroom.

Over time, the cues that spark our habits become so common that they are essentially invisible: the treats on the kitchen counter, the remote control next to the couch, the phone in our pocket.

Our responses to these cues are so deeply encoded that it may feel like the urge to act comes from nowhere. For this reason, we must begin the process of behavior change with awareness. Before we can effectively build new habits, we need to get a handle on our current ones. The Japanese railway system is regarded as one of the best in the world. As each operator runs the train, they proceed through a ritual of pointing at different objects and calling out commands.

Out on the platform, other employees are performing similar actions. This process, known as Pointingand-Calling, is a safety system designed to reduce mistakes.

It seems silly, but it works incredibly well. Pointingand- Calling reduces errors by up to 85 percent and cuts accidents by 30 percent. Pointingand-Calling is so effective because it raises the level of awareness from a nonconscious habit to a more conscious level. Because the train operators must use their eyes, hands, mouth, and ears, they are more likely to notice problems before something goes wrong.

My wife does something similar. Whenever we are preparing to walk out the door for a trip, she verbally calls out the most essential items in her packing list. We assume that the next time will be just like the last.

Many of our failures in performance are largely attributable to a lack of self- awareness. One of our greatest challenges in changing habits is maintaining awareness of what we are actually doing. This helps explain why the consequences of bad habits can sneak up on us.

To create your own, make a list of your daily habits. For example, the list above might look like this:. The marks you give to a particular habit will depend on your situation and your goals. For someone who is trying to lose weight, eating a bagel with peanut butter every morning might be a bad habit.

For someone who is trying to bulk up and add muscle, the same behavior might be a good habit. Scoring your habits can be a bit more complex for another reason as well. There are no good habits or bad habits. There are only effective habits. That is, effective at solving problems.

All habits serve you in some way —even the bad ones—which is why you repeat them. For this exercise, categorize your habits by how they will benefit you in the long run. Bad habits have net negative outcomes. Does this habit cast a vote for. Habits that conflict with your desired identity are usually bad. As you create your Habits Scorecard, there is no need to change anything at first.

The goal is to simply notice what is actually going on. Observe your thoughts and actions without judgment or internal criticism. If you eat a chocolate bar every morning, acknowledge it, almost as if you were watching someone else. Oh, how interesting that they would do such a thing. If you binge-eat, simply notice that you are eating more calories than you should. If you waste time online, notice that you are spending your life in a way that you do not want to.

The first step to changing bad habits is to be on the lookout for them. If you feel like you need extra help, then you can try Pointingand-Calling in your own life. Say out loud the action that you are thinking of taking and what the outcome will be. Album) it will cause me to gain weight and hurt my health. Hearing your bad habits spoken aloud makes the consequences seem more real. GOD Bless! She draws you in by delivering stunning lyrics, with great music in the diversity of true sterio!

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