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by Mathew John (2020-01-10)

Depending on your favorite guru, converting a new Panalean Review idea for change into a routine takes 21, 28, 30 or 40 days. The truth is the number of specific days does not matter at all. What matters is developing a specific plan, establishing a routine and then acting on it every day and at every opportunity until it becomes second nature. It becomes a habit when not doing it causes you to feel like something is missing. It becomes a habit when sipping sweetened ice tea makes you want to gag at the sweet taste. It becomes a habit when you stop promising to do it because it has become part of who you are.Once you experience the benefits of the change in improved health, fitness, relationships and more, you will be motivated to stick to the program. After forming a new habit an area most important to you, you'll find that committing to and making other changes is a lot easier.Mindfulness helps weight loss by training the mind to focus on the present moment. With regular daily practice it slows down the negative rumination of the mind. It also helps you focus away from your self-critical judgements and battle with food.For me, it all started when I read The Mindful Way Through Depression. Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness by Mark Williams, John Teasdale, Zindel Segal and Jon Kabat-Zinn.