Newsflash: First, forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable!

Something to Read

How long does it take to form a habit?

It depends on you! Learning from 52 million observations of people’s gym attendance and hand-sanitizing decisions, the Behavioural Science team from the University of Pennsylvania found, contrary to popular belief, there is no magic number of days it takes to form a habit.

Instead, it depends heavily on the person and the situation. It takes months, on average, to form a gym-going habit but only weeks, on average, to habituate to hand sanitizing in hospital settings. However, these averages mask enormous differences between people.

You can read the journal article here! 


Something to Listen to

How to develop stress awareness and management habits

I think we could all do with Dr Brewers insights on how to unwind anxiety regularly.

Listen here.


Something to Do

Get things done!

A mini course in behavioural science behind how to bridge the gap between intention, to do something and action.

​​​​​​​Here's how!

Published on 11th Jul 2023 at 11:52 by Dr. Heather McKee

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