The groove

People say that it takes about 21 days for a new habit to become a normal part of your life. How long does it take to change who you are at the core?

I’ve been thinking about all of these awesome recent lifestyle changes, how they are and how they’ve all happened. I remember writing a journal entry on here not too long ago, comparing this lifestyle change to the 10,000 step a day thing I did for just under 3 years. On one hand, it is empowering to know that I can stick to something so difficult for such a long period of time, and easily done. On the other hand, how scary is it that I was able to let go of my 10,000 step a day goal so quickly? This is how past accomplishments can discourage with each boon.

Underneath every change is a groove. This groove is the place that we go back to so naturally, it spits in the face of everything we want to do but are failing at. The groove is who we are on our best days as well as our worst. The groove is truth. So I ask again, how long does it take to change a groove? If not a question of time, then what does it take?

It’s true that I never viewed my 10,000 steps a day goal as a lifestyle change, that it was always meant to have an expiration date. This understanding does not change how drastically different my everyday life was then to how it is now and just how quickly a reversal can take place.

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