Habits Stick When You’re Stressed

(CNN) — It is said that in the final, frenzied months of her life, Sylvia Plath continued to maintain her daily routine of writing four to six hours a day — completing her poetry collection “Ariel.”

A new study may help explain how Plath was able to continue writing so regularly and prolifically, despite being wracked by anxiety, depression and insomnia.

In a word: habit.

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