Congratulations. If you have made it this far with your New Year’s resolution, you are well past the 21-day mark needed to establish your new habit.
That’s the common goal a number of researchers say have to be reached in order for a new habit to become ingrained.
So whether it be going to the gym, reading more or getting more sleep, if you are still at it, then you have the habit going. Of course habits can be broken, so be careful to not backslide.
I usually do not set resolutions but I discovered that I inadvertently started a new habit that my family is pleased with.
I began cooking more during my Christmas week vacation. You can read that story by clicking here.
More than a month later I am still cooking, primarily on weekends, much to my wife’s delight. She is even happily picking up ingredients for me during her grocery shopping trips.
Last weekend I made Shepherd’s Pie, scones and French Onion Soup. This weekend I am making Lemon Chicken, Pigs in a Blanket (with dough from scratch), Boston Baked Beans and a double chocolate cake. I may also make some biscuits and a lemon loaf, depending on how my time works out.
One good thing about this habit is that it keeps me around the house more, which is another thing my family is pleased with.