Build A Habit, Live Better Life
When building a habit, the most important thing is its continuity and repetition.
It is not the quality, nor the allocated time. Continuity and repetition.
When you go to gym, more important than working out for an hour and half each time, (as all fitness magazines suggest), is to work out continuously. In scheduled days again and again.
It is not important whether you practise 20 or 40 minutes for the first few weeks. The only important thing is doing it regularly and return again. And again.
It is better to start with 20 minutes and gradually expand it to 60 minutes when the habit is built. Doing long stretches of an activity from the start leads to an inevitable quick end.
The same applies for any activity you want to add into your life. Even cleaning teeth every evening should go over the same ritual.
Everyone knows cleaning your teeth for two minutes is the optimal time. At least dentists say so.
However, more important than starting with 2 minutes every day, it is far more important to start and do it regularly for at least 6-8 weeks.
Research show people build a habit in 7 weeks.
After 7 weeks of continuous activity, once the routine is engraved in you, you can start with adjustments.
In a gym you can do more sets or more repetitions, spend more time relaxing and so forth.
When cleaning the teeth you can do it more thoroughly and even start to floss.
The habit is created.
You can step up the game and get better in it.