I’ve really reduced the amount I do this, but recently I’ve gotten worse again. need to focus. 2 months ago
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and going somewhat easier now. Some stupid little things help to take the urge away. 14 months ago
and going reasonably well. But I feel that this is a habit and it’ll take time to end it, or should I say establish the habit of doing differently?
I was reading a study on establishing new habits. They say that it takes 66 days on average to get into a new habit (the famous 21 days would be a serious underestimation), but this can range between 18 days and a year depending on the person and the habit to establish (e.g. drinking a glass of water will be easier than doing 50 sit-ups before breakfast). It also appears that missing one day doesn’t affect the chances of forming a habit. On the other hand, persistence in the early phase gives the greatest boost in automaticity. The article is here .
SO: see where I am in about 2 months… 14 months ago
it’ll save time
I’ll be more energetic
and I guess I’ll try more nice/fun but unnecessary things 14 months ago
is a third day and it gets (a little) easier. I will be so proud when I will kick it for good! 16 months ago