Make Healthy Habits More Sticky | A Little Bit Better With Keri Glassman

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Hey, I'm Keri Glassman, here with some quick and simple tips to help you feel just a little
bit better. Whether it’s eating better, exercising, quitting smoking or any other
new healthy habit, getting started is the hardest part. Statistically speaking, you’re
far more likely to lapse back into your old habit during the first six months. There’s
a popular theory out there that says after 21 days of repetition, you can make something
a habit. The spirit of that idea is that if you keep it up for long enough, it will become
part of your regular routine. So do set benchmarks. 21 days is an excellent place to start. After
21 days, see if you can make it another 21. Before you know it, you’ll hit that six-month
mark, where statistically speaking, new activities are more likely to become regular habits.
Six months may sound daunting, but think about this: After six months, the likelihood of
reverting back to the old habit actually decreases. So remember: If you’re building habits that
are meant to last the rest of your life, 21 days, another 21 days, 100 days, six months
– they’re small numbers. Think of it as a challenge, where the reward is feeling a
little bit better every day from now on.