12th January - The Day When Most Resolutions Fall Down
According to reports, the 12th January is the day when the majority of new year's resolutions are given up.
This interests me greatly as in order for a habit to start working, we're talking a minimum of 20 days, and more likely somewhere between 28-40 days in reality.
So that means that the majority of us are pretty much halfway through the hard times, and I believe a better understanding of habits and how they are formed would make a big difference to people willing to stick it out that little bit longer.
Habits come from momentum, good and bad. When we've setup bad habits, they are hard to break because our bodies and our minds want to continue the way we are, because it's easier that way, and is the path of least resistance.
The bad news is that bad habits are hard to break, for that reason. However, the good news is that good habits are also hard to break for the same reason. Therefore if we can knowingly stick to the new ways of working, then you can have 100% confidence that within 3-6 weeks, the habit will have taken over and your body and mind will be in auto-pilot, and you may actually find it difficult to get back into a bad habit.
Strong momentum is hard to stop either way, good or bad. So the more effort you can put into stopping the bad momentum, the less effort you'll need to put in in the future to maintain your good momentum!
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