We all have our habits: Procrastinating, knuckle cracking, consuming too much coffee – you know the story. But if you're seeking to stop yours, then how long does it take to break a habit?
First, to determine if a behavior is useful or detrimental, performance psychologist Haley Perlus, PhD, advises asking yourself:
- Does my habit harm my physical or mental health?
- Does my habit squander my energy and time?
- Does my habit prohibit me from attaining my goals?