As it is the time of the year for people to make a fresh start, and take on some ambitious resolutions, I quite enjoyed reading a recent post I received from delancyplace.com.
As much as it seems easy to start up any new project, you would be surprised how repetition is needed for a habit to form! Apparently, it can take more than 2 months and up to a year of repeating a task for it to stick as a habit! No wonder it is so hard to quit smoking, take up running, eat healthier…
Here is an exerpt from yesterday’s post that goes into more detail…
In today’s encore selection — from Making Habits, Breaking Habits: Why We Do Things, Why We Don’t, and How to Make Any Change Stick by Jeremy Dean. Make that New Year’s resolution stick! How long does it take to form a new habit? You will often hear that it takes 21 days, but the real answer is j than that:
- Helpful Ways to Stick with Your New Year Resolutions (triolachelsea.wordpress.com)
- 5 Tricks for Sticking to Your New Year’s Exercise Resolutions (jeremiahtillman.wordpress.com)
- Why We Form New Year’s Resolutions (psychologytoday.com)
- “If there were a museum of terrible self-help ideas, the new years resolution would have its own…” (maxistentialist.tumblr.com)