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Power of 1

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

I heard a lecture yesterday about the power of 1 -- focus on making on change at a time. But the one to pick is the one that will have the most impact and will make other changes fall into place. Also that it takes about 66 days to make a new habit -- 66 days versus the 21 that we so often hear to create that new habit.

Seeing and hearing to focus on 1 change and to be consistent with that one for 66 days is helping me see why following the Beck Diet Solution is so hard for me after x number of days. It keeps having me add new things to the to-do list.

Now I need to think of that one thing to change that will cause everything else to fall into place. It snowed yesterday and I am thinking it will be here to stay, meaning it will be a long winter. I need to discover what change will benefit me the most for this winter season.
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    I agree completely, but having slipped off my habits slowly, knowing which to pick to work first is hard. Let us know what you decide to work on first - it might give me some ideas on how to get back to where I was.
    68 days ago
    That one change for 66 days makes more sense than 21 days which never worked for me.
    68 days ago
    I like the idea of just focusing on one thing..I have been doing that awhile now, it is working out pretty well.
    69 days ago
    Great blog! I really believe in this. Although when I started making changes, I made one at a time (not necessarily the biggest, although I see the wisdom). But I started small and then increased the amounts. For example, eating one plant based meal a week became eating all dinners plant based and then added lunch and dinners and eventually all 21 meals each week.

    Or, exercising 20 minutes three days a week became exercising 30 minutes daily. Eventually, I didn't notice these habits as being hard, they were just habits.


    McDougall Plan Coleader
    69 days ago
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