Practice makes perfect, they say. They also say that it takes 21 days to break a habit. Who exactly “they” are and if what “they” say is true, many successful programmes are based on the 21-day rule.
As with anything, the best way to debunk a myth is to try it out yourself. Here’s a quick 21-day plan to see if you can transform your life in 21 days.
1. Change your thoughts
“Mindfulness” is the latest key to success, which simply means paying attention to your thoughts. If you catch yourself thinking negative thoughts, you have the power to change the trajectory of your life by choosing positive thoughts instead. Say you’ve been thinking of losing weight but you’re telling yourself that you’ll never get it right, you need to reframe that thought.
So what is your new positive thought?
Now that you have a new positive thought, you have something positive to focus on. Yes, focus! It’s easy to get distracted by life, but you have to train your brain by repeating your new thought every day for 21 days.
3. Take action
Unfortunately, there’s some work involved in transforming your life. Say your new thought is that you can lose 23 pounds in 21 days, find a 3 week diet plan to help you achieve it. Sign up.
4. Follow through
For 21 days, repeat your thoughts as you follow through with your plan, and then watch as your life transforms itself one day at a time.
Why wait? If you start now, you could be a totally new person less than a month from now.