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Daily Habits – the myths and facts about 21 days

17 Jan, 2013 1 comment All life areas

The New Year brings with it the promise of a new beginning, new opportunities and changes. And as convention goes, if you have  a new year resolution up your sleeve and want to make it into a daily habit, all you need to do is stay strong for 21 days. While the magical properties of the number 21 are unclear, what is clear now is that habit formation theories  which suggest it takes on an average about 21 days for an action to become a habit, are in fact false. A simple Google search about habit formation  or daily habits has long yielded results which tell the reader that a time period anywhere between 21 to 28 days is perfect for a habit to form. However, a recent psychological research breakthrough achieved by researcher Phillipa Lally and her colleagues from University College London has challenged this common belief that has been around since 1960. The research paper which has been published in the European Journal of Social Psychology has challenged the 21 day generalization and has provided a new turn to this sub-field of psychological studies.

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Are You Getting Enough Sleep? The Definitive Guide to Sleeping Healthy

07 Jan, 2012 0 comments All life areas

Have you always wished that you could be an early riser? Or have you always wished you could get enough sleep? If you’re looking for some guidance regarding your sleep troubles, here’s all the help you need!

How important is sleep?

Just like breathing and eating, adequate sleep is vital to a healthy body and mind. Sleep deprivation over long periods can be fatal, as your body is deprived of vital rest. Adequate sleep not only rests the body and keeps you active during the day, but is also essential for consolidation of the day’s events into your long term memory, which is why it is always advisable to have a fair amount of sleep before exams instead of having a sleepless study marathon.

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