21 Days-Create a New Habit

Studies have shown that it takes about 21 days to create a habit. With the New Year coming up, a lot of us will be thinking about what we want our goals or "acts" to be and how we are going to stay motivated to get them done.

Remember, the secret is to stick with it! It can take some time (at least 3 weeks) to get in the routine. Whether it is eating less, flossing more or starting that exercise plan, try this simple idea out. Take a piece of paper and write the numbers 1 through 21 for each new routine that you are wanting to implement. Each day, after completing the task you are working on, cross off a number. You will be surprised that by day 21, you will have a new habit!