Creating good habits

The research out there suggest that creating a habit of any kind that will stick usually takes anywhere between 20-30 days. "What this research suggests is that 21 days to form a habit is probably right, as long as all you want to do is drink a glass of water after breakfast. Anything harder is likely to take longer to become a really strong habit" (Foundation of Economic Education). However, from my experience, it takes almost twice that to make a good habit stick and make it long lasting. Especially when the habit that we are trying to create is one that is very difficult, like exercising, eating right and thinking positively. Are minds are hard wired to be weary and mistrusting of change and we must be cognizant of that hard wiring in our minds to form a new habit. Therefore, if you really want to make a change and create a habit that is going to stick, you really want to set your goal at creating your new habit at 60 days straight without fail. Stay dedicated to making that change and you will create that new healthy habit!! Creating life changing decisions are not easy, but in the long run well worth the effort!! Good luck and if you need help let me know! Send me an email jason@tozofit.com

 

https://fee.org/articles/how-long-does-it-take-to-form-good-habits/