By Elizabeth Beaumont
TIC Food Technology
As we are in our second week of lockdown, we will all be creating new routines, and some of these will become habits that stay with us. There is research to suggest it takes a minimum of 21 days to form a new habit, one that becomes part of everyday, and longer for more complex habits to become a permanent part of your life. So what better time to focus on improving your eating, exercise and mindfulness.
Just like any new skill, habit forming requires regular repetition over a long period, “training time” – we have at least 3 more weeks of lockdown remaining, so plenty of time.
Try to adopt habits that have a positive impact on your wellbeing, this can be exercising everyday, regularly drinking water and taking some time to plan your activities for the week. Involving a friend or family member to start a good habit with you will help you feel supported and you can encourage one another. Many of the habits you form during adolescence will stay with you for life, so making positive changes can only be good for your short and long term wellbeing.
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