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Today I took a step to pushing myself to the place I want to be in my life with the 21 Day Challenge.
Psychologist Jeremy Dean found that is takes 21 days to change a bad habit or develop a new good habit, and I literally left work yesterday and realized right now is the time to take the time to make the change I desire for my life.
To be completely transparent, it came after my fiance’ called me to tell me he got me 3 more followers on Youtube. I giggled a little bit, but I realized he had more faith in me and the things I constantly wrote for my affirmation everyday. It was time I do what I said I wanted to do… Even if I looked silly and foolish, it was time to take 21 days to create the life I want for myself.
Needless to say last night was a long night, but I got back on Youtube and it’s just the beginning of my 21 days. I started. I woke-up finishing just one day of work realizing it wasn’t going to be easy, but it had to be done!
Here is my start:
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Are you ready for change?!? Here are the steps I took and I really hope it helps you along your journey.
How to successfully create a new habit:
- Weigh Pros & Cons. Think of all the possibilities of comes that can come from you walking in your new habit. This will help reinforce your reasoning when you hit a tough patch and want to go back to old ways.
- Say it Out Loud! When you want to make a change you need someone to hold you accountable. Even if that person isn’t listening, mentally you know someone else knows what’s in your heart and your become prone to follow through with what you now you want to do.
- Don’t Bail for Old Comfort. Until you have secured your new habit, it is important to stay strong for the full 21 days (or as much more time you think you need). Drifting back into old habits for just one moment will cause the process to much longer and harder.
- Seize the Moment. At the very first moment you feel you have a single second to start… Do it! You are emotional prompting your mind of the change which allows to see beyond what usually happens in a given circumstance.
*This is my abrreivated version of William Jame’s theory on steps to changing a habit, here.
If you are going to start 21 challenge, please let me know! It’s time to say it out loud. I will happy to hold you accountable, and please do the same!