How quickly can you change a behavior? You have probably heard and seen it written that it takes 21 days. That “fact” has been quoted for decades but there is actually no solid clinical evidence to back it up. Everyone is different.
Long term change never happens when you are interested. My belief it that every behavior change comes after making committed decision. The root word cis and its variants cid and -cide come from a Latin root which means ‘cut’ or ‘kill.’ A decision, for instance, is a ‘cutting off’ of all possibilities except for one; if you are decisive you have ‘killed’ all other options. Here is a new belief for you to consider –
A Streak Starts with One!
Once you make a true decision and have KILLED all other options, that first day of new behavior starts a streak.