Research shows that it takes 21 days to develop a new habit. This study applies to every area of your life. If you want to eat healthier, it takes 21 days to develop that habit. If you want to become a better worker, it takes 21 days of committed effort.
Furthermore, research tells us the best way to develop a new habit is not to say, “I’m going to do this the rest of my life,” but instead tell yourself, “I am going to work hard on a habit for the next 21 days.”
Paul told the Thessalonians that they needed to start some new habits in their lives if they were truly going to be everything God wanted them to be in their daily walk. Paul said, “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus” (1 Thess. 5:16-18).
So begin today Rejoicing, Praying & Giving Thanks, and if you Rejoice, Pray and Give Thanks for the next 21 days they might just become Good Habits that last a lifetime.
Have a Blessed Day!
John Mark Caton Ph.d