How many days does it take to stop a habit or create a new one? My friend, Paul, says 30 days. With a Google search, it seems that the majority of sites claim 21 (probably one person on Google said it and everyone has just repeated it).
Well, according to Phillippa Lally of University College (I recommend Googling her – this girl does not look like she’s old enough to attend college), who has done a ton of research on the subject, it takes an average of 66 days to start or break a habit.
66 days. Holy crap.
I’ve been tracking my (lack of) contact with my ex in hopes that, after 30 days, it would become habit and I wouldn’t have to think about it anymore.
It’s been 26 days. I have 40 more to go. I’m only 39% there. It’s a long road.
Days since I’ve contacted my ex: 26
Days since I’ve searched for my ex: 6
What I am grateful for: Losing my appetite from the heartbreak. I’m 14 pounds lighter.