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The 21/90 rule: Make life better

10th Jan, 2020  |  Claire Anderson  |  Lifestyle

Build a habit and make it a permanent lifestyle change.

The 21/90 rule states that it takes 21 days to make a habit and 90 days to make it a permanent lifestyle change.

Is there a new lifestyle change you would like to make? Commit to your goal for 21 days and it will become a habit. Commit to your goal for 90 days and it will become a part of your lifestyle. Are you ready to make some positive changes? Here are some tips to help you keep your momentum.

Remember:

21 days to build a habit / 90 days to make it a permanent lifestyle change

Set your goal

Decide what you want to accomplish or change. This could be a personal or professional goal. Write it down in your planner or keep it on your laptop. Make sure it is visible to you so you can remain present and focused on your goal. Don’t be afraid of starting from the beginning, everyone must pass GO!

Make a plan

Plan out the steps you intend to take to reach your goal. If your goal is being more active, you might decide to try three new activities this week or plan on calling your friend who often goes running. Setting out times and dates are helpful ways to set yourself up for success and will help you to build habits. Making plans with people who share your goal is a sure way to stay motivated.

Focus

Keep it focused, you can’t do EVERYTHING. Focus on building one small habit at a time, the rest will follow.

Commit

You need to stay committed to your goal if you want to build a habit and eventually change your lifestyle. The 21/90 rule only works if you consistently stick to your plan, the days must be consecutive. If you think you’ll have trouble committing, set boundaries. For example, if you need to take a day off make sure you don’t miss two in a row.

Repeat

Rinse and repeat! The 21/90 rule can be used again and again to achieve your goals, build habits and change your lifestyle. Start small but think big.

Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible – Tony Robbins.

Ready to set these goals and create a habit? Follow us online for the next 21 days and let’s make life better.

 

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