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We now have one of the best-ever opportunities to change bad habits

Self-help advice can be tedious, but this really is a chance to transform unhealthy behaviour

By James Garvey  

Not all of us have exercised more during lockdown. Photo: Pixabay

“The skeleton of habit alone upholds the human frame.” That’s Virginia Woolf on fine form, zeroing in on the thought that we’re not just creatures of habit, but given shape, made who we are, by the habits we have. If you buy into that even a little, what do you do with the thought that the pandemic has thrown our everyday routines into disarray?

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