Numbers to Know: New Year 2024

2 Months - The average amount of time it takes to form a new habit.

Habit formation takes time, but the good news is it’s not an all-or-nothing process. While forming a new habit does take an average of 66 days, research shows that missing the occasional opportunity to maintain the habit doesn’t seriously impair the habit formation process. To stay on track, the National Library of Medicine recommends these tips:

  • Choose a simple, daily action to work towards a specific goal.
  • Decide when and where your chosen action will take place.
  • Create a habit-tracking sheet to monitor your progress.
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Ready to de-stress?

Research suggests that reading for 15-30 minutes a day supports healthy brain functioning and can reduce stress up to 68%.

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10-20 minutes is the ideal nap length.

Shorter naps in the 10 to 20 minute range can boost alertness, improve mood, and reduce fatigue without causing adverse effects like grogginess or nighttime sleep problems such as insomnia.

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Getting Grateful

Regular gratitude journaling has been shown to increase long-term happiness and well-being by over 10%. For increased self-esteem, better sleep, and improved relationships, set aside five minutes a day to write about what makes you thankful.

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