The common belief that it takes 21 days of conscious effort to establish a new habit is a myth. Effort and focus through 21 days is not where things end, but where things begin. Research shows that success happens through consistency on a larger scale.
We all know that it makes perfect sense to adopt habits that facilitates health and success but why are some so difficult to adopt?
Forming a new habit requires 3 phases:
– The “Honeymoon” phase that is the result of something inspiring. For example, feeling more energized after 2 weeks being on a cleanse diet.
– The “Fight Through” phase, which is about focusing hard on the habit to maintain it. For example, forgetting how you were tired before you start and slowly side-tracking before being back on track.
– The “Second Nature” phase, or being in the groove and surrendering in it. This is the phase that is commonly missed in the 21 days myth.
So, breaking a long term habit, such as eating patterns, take a lot of effort in time. When you are relying solely on yourself to do it, it can seem even harder. Did you notice that the most confident and successful people ask for help to people who can coach them, guide them and offer them some accountability?
If you feel you need further accountability and support to go into and stay in the “Second Nature” phase, let’s have a chat [LINK]. We all know that good habits require patience, persistence & focus but also accountability & support.
I have just created a 6 months accountability mentoring program “BE Well – Stay Well™ – Mentoring for eating habits that last”. During this program, we will meet online once a month around a specific topic, such as frequent blocks review, or brain support for long term changes and many more.
This program is the perfect way to stay on track in the coming 6 months so you feel:
– Clear on the food you pick
– Calm with the food you choose
– Concise in your eating habits.
This mentoring program offer a monthly group session online over 6 months.