Habits are beneficial in that they save us time and effort in dealing with repetitive situations. We don't have to think through how we make coffee every morning; we do it just as we did it yesterday and the day before that, freeing our minds for other tasks. They are great for multitasking. But situations change and sometimes operating on autopilot is inappropriate. Habits of mind are important parts of our characters, and it is useful for each of us to recognize our own good & not-so-good habits.