We asked the WRONG question ...​

We asked the WRONG question ...​


A while ago I read something that absolutely blew my mind! It actually made me step back and rethink some of the things I’ve been taught.


Exactly how long does it take to create a habit?


It’s a question researchers have been trying to answer for years. We’ve heard everything from 3 weeks to 90 days to even longer! (Read Fat Loss Secrets-Power Of Habit)



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Healthy Habits Take Time

But … what if that’s the WRONG QUESTION?


What if instead, we ask: how many “repetitions” of an action do you have to do before it becomes a habit?


This is SO POWERFUL because it is more action oriented. It takes you out of the “passive” mode of waiting for time to pass … to being in charge of the process.


After all, it’s the ACTION that helps rewire your brain for success. Studies have shown that your brain can physically change in just a couple of months (and maybe even a few weeks) when you learn new things or create new habits.


This is called neuroplasticity, and it’s a new area of brain science.

 

Years ago, scientists believed that the brain was static – once you reached a certain age, there was no way to change it.


Well, that’s been tossed out the window, as researchers have found that adults have been able to physically change their brains based on their actions. 


For example: taxi drivers who have to navigate city streets have changed the area of their brain that involves spatial awareness.


Pretty amazing, right? And if it works for navigation, it definitely can work for creating healthy habits and a positive mindset!


There’s a specific process called REACH to help “rewire” your brain (aka create new neural pathways in your brain).


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