Everything is difficult before it’s easy. Every new experience is uncomfortable before it’s comfortable.
Hal Elrod in his Amazon.com Bestseller book – ‘The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life’, quotes above lines while explaining human behaviour behind getting used to a new habit and going away from the old one.
95% of the people on the planet give up their new year’s resolution – be it running or working out, eating healthy food or getting up early – within first few days! This not only applies to new year’s resolution, but to all the new things that we start in order to achieve better health, financial success, improved relationships and mental state.
According to Hal, it takes 30 days to get used to a new habit and leave the old behind. For example, getting up early in the morning. First few days are a hard struggle where we absolutely don’t want to get up early. Even a thought of getting up early makes us feel uncomfortable. But once we start getting up early – again and again, everyday, without interruptions; our mind gets used it and so does our body. Towards the end of the 30 day period, we develop muscle memory. We don’t even need alarm to wake us up! Our body gets used to this new routine, we feel very comfortable. This is the phase when we actually start enjoying the process of getting up ealry.
Sounds interesting? Here is the link to the book –