How Long Does A Habit Really Take To Stick?

Fri, 11/20/2020

Habits can have a huge impact on our day to day life and work. There’s also a lot of thoughts and ideas we have about what is a “good” habit and what is a “bad” habit. When it comes to the habits we have that we don’t like, self-qualifying statements or beliefs we have about ourselves that were founded on identity-based habits can hold us back from changing.

For example, “I’m not a morning person” or “I’m bad with money” could make it harder for you to change your habits in these areas.

So what if you want to build a new good habit or let go of a bad one? Turns out that 21 days is the magic number, according to research, for letting go of bad habits. And when building new habits,

This article by Caileen Kehayas Holden for Career Contessa explains.

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