Build a Good Habit in 21 Days

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Have you ever thought of introducing a good habit into your life, but never got around to doing it? Try doing it with the 21-Day Trial Program. It is a self-initiated program where you stick to a certain activity for 21-days - every day, in successive order.

The 21-Day Trial is not just limited to developing good habits - it can also be used to break off bad habits, such as procrastination, biting nails, smoking, playing too many games. The reason why it's 21 days is because research has shown that it takes 21 days to fully break or form a new habit. 21 days is the time required for new neuropathways to be fully formed in your brain. I recently did a raw vegan diet trial and found that 21-days was well sufficient to cultivate this new habit.

Benefits of this trial

There are several benefits of this trial.

1. Highly Feasible

Many people procrastinate on getting certain things done, even though these may bring huge benefits to them. The procrastination is usually because they get overwhelmed by the thought of having to do this for the rest of their lives. With the 21-day trial, the task becomes easier. It's easy to focus and get something done for just 21 days as opposed to forever.

2. No commitment required.

Since it's a trial program, there is no commitment required beyond the 21 days. After the trial, you evaluate whether your life has been better off with or without that habit. Based on that, you then make the decision on whether to continue the habit or not. If it's the former, you can easily do so, since you have already stuck with it for 21-days without fail. If it's the latter, you are free to revert to what you were doing before. There are absolutely no strings attached.

3. Gets good habits in place.

Many people often have a laundry of good habits they want to cultivate on their to-do list, such as exercising, going to work on time, cutting down on unhealthy food. While they make a mental note to get them in place, they never get around to doing that because of different reasons.

Rather than waste energy in the 'wanting to do' phase , the 21-day trial is a great way to solidify these good habits. For example, I have been meaning to try out raw vegan diet for a year before I finally decided to get this done last month via a 21 day trial, and the results were extremely welcoming.

4. Great Way To Try New Things

Lastly, way to try out new things. You can easily get started on new activities with this 21 day trial. Since you are not committed to sticking to the activity beyond 21 days, you can easily chuck them aside afterward if you don't like them.

The most important thing is you try the activity for yourself rather than sign it out of your life.  The 21-Day trial has allowed me to try out interesting things and pick up extremely good practices along the way. The whole point is to experience it for yourself, because you never know how it is like until you try it. There are really upsides and no downsides to it - you get to train your self-discipline, you try something new, and you have real evidence to support your decision not to do something. If you don't like it, there's no need to continue it beyond the 21 days. It can quickly get really fun and addictive because there is a lot of things which you can try just for the experience.

Start Building New Habits

Try them on in your life and see how it works out. Before you know it, 21-days will be over and you would have a new experience to take away from it! By then, you can always be free to continue the activity or discontinue it and move on to developing other habits.

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Written by Celestine Chua of EmbraceLiving.Net.

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This article was published on 2010/04/02