66 Days

Studies have discovered that it takes approximately 66 days to start a new habit. This means that we can easily create new habits. Just stick with something for 66 days. It can even be something that only takes a few minutes each day.

It’s as easy as buying a pen and a legal pad and logging a few things about your daily activities. Here are a few simple things that I’ve logged:

  • Goals: Put goals in writing, and then add a list of ways to reach those goals.
  • Daily life lessons: When I learn something new, I write it down as a reminder for later.
  • Achievements: Tracking my exercise and fitness accomplishments.
  • Gratitude: List a few of the things that I’m grateful for each day.

Sounds easy, but the hard part is remembering to spend time writing each day. One way to avoid missing days, is to associate writing with another daily activity, like morning coffee or evening reading.

Don’t wait to start. There is no perfect time. But there is a right time. The right time is always now. Anybody can start a 66-day journey to developing a new habit through daily writing. – dse

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Author: Dan Steven Erickson

Dan Steven Erickson is a great undiscovered American songwriter.