Myth or fact: Does it take 21 days to build a new habit?πŸŽπŸš€

It is a popular saying that creating healthy habits takes 21 days. How did this originate? There was a doctor named Maxwell Maltz. He discovered that after surgery, it took his patients roughly 21 days to adapt to their new self-image. This was interpreted by the public that forming a habit takes 21 days.


Actually, the time that it takes to form a new habit varies from person to person. Factors such as motivation, social environment, self-regulatory skills, and former experience with similar habits all play a part. Every person needs a different approach to create habits as easy and efficient as possible.

With NewU you can track your habits for as long as you like! We’re looking forward to helping you create healthy habits!

Healthy regards,
Bart and Gijs