Stick with It for 21 days
By A. Devia
I was watching the news the other day and they were doing a feature about exercise. The medical reporter came on stated that it takes 21 days to form a new habit. Now, obviously, they were encouraging people to stick with a new exercise regime for 21 days and that after that it would be easier. However this really applies to anything including how you think. So if you want to change your thought patterns from negative to more positive or perhaps you are following a spiritual path, you need to give it a wholehearted daily practice for at least 21 days before it becomes second nature. At first you may think to yourself, "21 days! But this is really tough, that is a long time!" But if you put it in perspective of the rest of your life, committing to changing your entire life in just 21 days really doesn't seem so bad, does it?
I wonder if the same principle works for drug and alcohol addiction? I guess cleansing the system of toxins will impact that time frame. Maybe 21 days in rehab after all the toxins are gone would be the magic formula for that.