With the new year, I'm sure many of you made a resolution or two. Becming healthier maybe one of your resolutions - exercise, eating healthy, losing weight, etc.
If you had the same resolution in the past but gave up on that within a couple months, don't feel ashamed or embarranced. Celebrate the couple months you lived healthier because that is better than nothing. It is hard to change an old habit, but I once heard someone say that it only takes 3 weeks to form a new habit. So if you can stick to your new habit for 3 weeks, the habit is formed.
Then, how long does it take to break an old habit? I think it's like everything else. You focus on the good and not the bad. You embrace the new habit that's been formed and don't spend time and energy on the bad, old habit. If you slip up on your resolution in the coming months, weeks, or days, don't focus so much on your failure, but celebrate the time you did something for your health. Then, encourage yourself to get back to the new habit.
Licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, and a mom of two wonderful boys who taught me a lot about unconditional love