Starting new habits is all about finding momentum and keeping it up. Thursday might be the perfect day for that — here's why.
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The best time to start a new habit is as soon as you have the drive, but finding that drive doesn't come as easy to some. That's why Laura Vanderkam at Fast Company suggests you shoot for starting new habits on Thursdays:
The workweek tends to be slowing down by then... Fewer things are starting up, so you can concentrate your energy and focus on your new routine. You take your lunchtime walk with fewer competing priorities. Friday lets you repeat the routine, reinforcing it, again with few distractions. Then over the weekend, you can evaluate (or keep going if you intend to).
Plus, when you have a bunch of new things coming at you in the beginning of the week, your habit isn't one of them. It's not new because you've been doing it for several days now. By the time Monday rolls around, that habit has started to stick and become something you just do.
Of course, if you don't work a normal Monday-Friday workweek, just start with whatever your version of Thursday is. Getting started is always the hardest part, so why not give yourself the best odds possible? http://lifehacker.com/what-it-takes-...
Why Thursday Is the Best Day to Start a New Habit [Fast Company]