#21Days {to a Habit}

January 28, 2016

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One of my favorite HGTV shows is Fixer Upper. If you haven’t watched this show, it is about Joanna and Chip Gaines, a couple who fix up old houses in the Waco area in Texas for local families. Their take on simplicity, family values, and putting their hearts and souls is evident by the projects they create. Besides a great dosage of creativity and incredible design, the duo throw in a bit of humor to their show making it quite enjoyable to watch.

For her New Year’s Resolutions, Joanna posed the idea she was going to make a healthy change for herself for 2016 by exercising for 21 days straight. She kept herself accountable by posting a picture of her feet on Instagram for each of those days with the hashtag “21 days”, saying how it takes 21 days to create a habit.

Being a proponent for healthy habits myself, I’ve been keeping this idea of creating a habit over 21 days.

21 Days?? The idea at first seemed a little difficult.

However, as we are already 27 days in to our New Year, I’ve realized I’ve been following my 30 Day Christian Music Challenge already for 27 days. That’s quite a few! Somewhere along those four weeks, I’ve noticed a positive change in my thinking and mood. I’ve stopped fighting the urge to change the radio, instead just willing to listen to the positive vibes.

What else could you or I change in 21 days?

Could we work on walking for twenty minutes each day? What about reading before bed? Or even taking the time to reach out to an old friend each day?

Three weeks or #21days may seem like a long time, but in the grand scheme of life, it is only a portion. And that habit you create could help to positively impact your life in greater ways than you could imagine.

“Today is the first day of the rest of your life.”

 

What sort of habits would you want to start? Have you ever tried this #21day challenge? I’d love to hear!

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