forming habits

In the last decade, our understanding of the neurology of habit formation has been transformed. We've learned how habits form -- and why they are so hard to break.
I started analyzing personal information, maintaining a diary of numbers until I had sufficient data to run a statistical calculation on my personal well-being. Which activities correlate with a good day? Which decisions best advance long term goals? What works, what doesn't?
We can't ignore the epidemic of calamities that are pillaging through all of our ranks, especially our young.