Start a 100-Day Challenge to Build Habits Without Overwhelming Yourself

Consistency transforms behaviors into habits. Adopting good daily habits can only happen if you consistently engage in those habits every day. One strategy to make good habits stick, that my first Rich Habits lab rat came up with, my son, is something called the 100 Day Challenge. Here’s how it works: for 100 days, focus on engaging in one activity for 100 days in a row. By the end of the 100 days that daily activity will become a daily habit. Engaging in an activity for 100 day helps create the neural network infrastructure necessary to forge a habit.

Source: The 100 Day Challenge

Even if you don’t stick with the new habit in the end, the discipline it takes to stay with a particular behavior for 100 days can lend itself well to building other habits in the future.

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