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Old 01-06-2014, 03:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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21 day habit myth

Was reading this article on the BBC news ...then followed the link to this one which is a bit older. Makes an interesting read

"The bottom line is: stay strong. 21 days is a myth; habit formation typically takes longer than that. The best estimate is 66 days, but its unwise to attempt to assign a number to this process. The duration of habit formation is likely to differ depending on who you are and what you are trying to do. As long as you continue doing your new healthy behaviour consistently in a given situation, a habit will form. But you will probably have to persevere beyond January 21st."
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Interesting! Thanks for sharing.

Another take on habit formation which I found very interesting is in a book by Charles Duhigg "The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business"
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