Habit Psychology is an amazing study. We all have bad habits that we would like to break, but it seems like an impossibility to change them. Day after day, week after week, year after year, we struggle with the same habits over and over. For years I endeavored to find a solution.
I tried to create new habits to replace the bad ones. I used willpower to do the new routine for 21 days, the magic number for success. The new habit would go well for awhile, but ultimately fail. Usually about 30 days out, the routine would peter out and ultimately be forgotten.
What I didn’t realize at the time, was that I was doomed to fail. I had believed a couple of lies about habits that led to frustration and ultimately failure. The bad news: most people will continue on with bad habits in the new year. They will make a resolution to change, maybe even set a few goals, but after three or four weeks, they will be back to the same old routine again.
It doesn’t have to be this way. [Read more…] about Habit Psychology: The Amazing Power of Resolution Habits