New research suggests it takes an average of 66 days to turn small changes into a routine habit.
However, Sydney clinical psychologist Dr Cindy Nour says that when struggling to change certain behaviours; it’s totally normal to take two steps forward and one step back.
Journaling is a simple way to become aware of your behaviour. By writing down your habits, the environment you’re in when they rear up and how you felt, you soon notice the cues and patterns that will act as warning signs to allow you to face your habits head on.
Try to think of ways to improve your environment so the triggers are removed
Make sure you secure a support network.
You don’t need to completely eradicate a habit but rather replace the bad with something more promising.
Concentrate on small shifts to eventually achieve and sustain big results
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