If you are trying to make positive habits or break bad ones, a question you will most likely be asking, is "How long will it take?". This series of articles explores the research and current thinking around how long it takes to make a habit.
How long does it take to make a habit?
This is one of the questions we get asked most often. There has been a lot of research conducted around this topic, and guess what - it all differs. You've probably heard some of these:
- It takes 21 days to break a bad habit
- It takes 66 days to make a new habit
- 7 days to make a habit
- Your personality determines how long it will take to make a new habit.
- Thelifehabit techniques to shorten how long it takes to make a habit
We've made it easy for you to see what the research says. Just click on the link above and you'll get details.
We have some ways to shorten the length of time to make a new habit, and most importantly to make it a sustainable habit.