Depending on who you talk to– it can take anywhere from 21-90 days to form a habit. I feel like it maybe takes me an entire year? or maybe it’s two years? I don’t even know!! I’ve done a bunch of things that should be habits by now, but still aren’t.
I bite my nails but I can stop if I really want to. I’ve gone months without biting them…. and then have fallen back into that habit of biting them again.
I used to practice piano for two hours a day. Was that a habit? Or was it just because it was required? I certainly don’t practice even two hours a month these days.
I brush my teeth every day. Is that a habit or do I just not want to be a gross person?!
I’ve spent months and months consistently working out 5-6 days a week. Now, I struggle to get myself to do it. Where did that habit go?!
Seriously guys, habits are stupid.
The older I get, the more I feel like they don’t really exist. Do we do something for a month in hopes that it becomes an automatic thing we do daily for the rest of our lives? or do we just decide that that isn’t going to happen and we need to focus on just being consistent with the important things for the rest of our lives?
Perhaps this is a random thought that no one else has ever thought of. Perhaps I’m looking for a reason why I struggle to do certain things every single day.
Perhaps I’m just learning that discipline and consistency is not one of my strengths and waiting for things to become automatic isn’t going to be something that happens for me.
All that to say, last week I went for one run and worked out two times. This week will be about being disciplined and consistent whether I feel like it or not.
Have a wonderful workout week!