The 21/90 Rule
In this Teesha Talk Tuesday, we will be discussing the '21/90' rule, which includes a breakdown of what it is, how you can apply it to your life, and steps on how to achieve this.
What is it? The 21/90 rule is the concept that it takes 21 days to form a habit, while it takes 90 days to form a lifestyle. The goal is to reverse poor habits by replacing them with healthier habits and continuously doing them for 3 weeks to embed them into your routine so it can become a part of your lifestyle. Whether it's business or personal, we all have habits that could use some improvement, so challenge yourself to the 21/90 rule by committing to a new goal for 21 days. After three weeks, the pursuit of that goal should have become a habit. Once you’ve established that habit, you continue to do it for another ninety days. If you can keep up something for three weeks and then ninety days, then it should become a permanent lifestyle change.
How can you apply it to your life? Building new habits can be difficult because old habits die hard, but the most effective way to apply the 21/90 rule to your life is by actively striving to meet your goal, which will take daily effort and energy. It's important to maintain your positivity and to remain focused on each task at hand. With old habits, it's easy to revert back to what you're familiar with, which prohibits growth and therefore sets you back from your goals, so you must remain consistent and levelheaded. For example, someone striving to meet their goal body weight would make sure they've implemented new dietary habits into their daily regimen to get themselves in the mindset of maintaining their ideal body weight. Such as going to the gym everyday at the same exact time or drinking two glasses of water and a protein shake first thing in the morning. The ingredients to building a new habit are simple: consistency and effort.
What are the steps to achieve this? 1. Set your goal: decide on what you want to focus the next 21 days on. It could be as intense as weight loss or as little as making sure you go for a walk for 15 minutes each day. Whatever you decide to commit to, write it down. Journal it. Set that mental goal prior to getting into the nitty-gritty details. 2. Make a plan: so, now that you know what exactly you're committing to, come up with a plan of execution. This could be setting up times in which you are free to go to the gym or even asking a friend to join you, to keep each other motivated. An example of this would be creating a schedule that you set out on following for the next 21 days, no matter what. 3. Focus and commit: you have everything that you need to reach this goal, now all it takes is mentally getting in tune with your vision. The key to that is remaining focused and staying committed to the task at-hand.
Did you enjoy reading about the 21/90 rule? Are you feeling motivated to begin your own journey to achieving a new goal? The time is NOW. With the start of June creeping up on us all, now is the best time to set your goal, plan out how to execute, and to begin mentally getting in the mindset to complete it, starting June 1st. If you decide that your body goals will be the center of your new lifestyle change, reach out to us so we can assist you in creating your 21/90 regimen. Until next time, stay safe!