– Let the new-habit be about you
– Chose a new-habit that you intend to keep for a long period of time. Minimum of 1 to 2 years.
– A new-habit you really want to bring in to your life, enjoy but unable to be consistent, something that keeps evading you and so on
– As adults, we have to accept, it is little more difficult to bring in new habits but not impossible 🙂
– Whatever the habit, do as recommended. First 7 days, only for 1 min. Focus on consistency for now, i.e. you do it for 7 days straight without missing a day. If you don’t then do it again for another 7 days x 1 min before you increase the duration.
For Example: If habit of yoga is something you struggled to bring as a habit. Then go for 1 minute yoga for 7 days.
Later once the 7 days are up and if you haven’t missed a single day then go for 5 min x 7 days and keep doubling the duration every 7 days until you reach your goal.
Consistency > duration > quality
As adults it is more difficult to introduce new habits and keep at it. So best way is the 1 min habit and aim for zero missing or skip days during the habit formation period – i.e. minute of 3 months!
Do your new-habit practice for atleast 3 cycles of 21 days, about 63 days to fully establish itself.
While doing it for 90 days will allow for those odd skip and hop days if any.
The will-boot-camp is to help you set up the habit process to form habits of your choice and how to do it right on your own.
New Habit – Time Frames
21 days sets up the habit process (easily disrupt able – one late night party can throw it out).
66~90 days sets up the habit for more robust but cannot handle major disruptions
3 ~ 6 years habit formed is extremely robust to disruptions.
Wishing you the discipline to follow through on your new-habit
Capt. Preetham Madhukar