How Long Does It Take to Form A Habit?

How Long Does It Take to Form a Habit?

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The following is an excerpt from writer Jackie Edwards. Edwards started her career in the healthcare sector, but after becoming a mom refocused and decided to spend more time with her family. When she’s not writing, she volunteers for a number of local mental health charities and also has a menagerie of pets to look after.

How much of addiction is related to the human tendency to form habits? To be clear, not all habits are bad. Going for a run every morning or showering every day are very much good habits that can be kept without any real issues. But what happens when a habit becomes an addiction that negatively impacts our lives?

Addiction is a dependency on a substance or behavior which can have serious lifestyle implications and consequences if continued. When you finally decide to get clean, there are several habits that you may have to break but part of this involves forming new and positive habits. What factors should you consider when trying to form new habits? Some of these include:

·         The type of person you are

·         The amount of self-discipline you have

·         How much you want to change

·         What your triggers are

Some say 30 days is long enough to implement a new routine into their lives but how long does it really take to form a habit? The following article will explain what factors come into play when a habit is formed

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