How to Make Life Better with 21 90 Rule?

Last Update on November 16, 2023 : Published on June 10, 2020
Make life better with 21_90 rule

21 /90 Rule in a Line: Building a Good Habit and making it a permanent lifestyle.

What is the 21 90 Rule?

As per the 21 90 Rule, it takes 21 days to make or change a habit and takes 90 days to permanently make a lifestyle.

what is 21 90 rule

The fact is with the 21 90 rule; you can easily bring a new good change into your lifestyle! All you have to do is stick with the goals and work on it continuously for 21 days and consecutively 90 days to make it permanent. So, in the beginning, let us give it a minute and think quietly about which habit we really want to change or any change we would like to bring in our lifestyles. I am picking exercising and meditation every day. Now, I am going to share some of the best tips to maintain the commitment and goals. Let’s get started.

How to Build Good Habits with 21/90 Rule:

1. Setting goals

setting goals

After deciding on the change you would like to bring, the next step is to set a goal. Like, how you want to implement it, how you want to move forward, which time is suitable for you. While setting the goal make sure, you think wisely and take small steps in the beginning.

Do not rush, sit quietly and think about the importance of bringing that change into your life. Like for me, exercise and meditation will provide me a healthy body, happiness, and inner peace. To accomplish the goal, I will wake up early in the morning and will divide the time slots for effective results. In the same way, think, set your goals and apply the 21 90 rule.

2. Make a checklist

make a checklist

After setting the goals, make a checklist, or simply a plan list… wherein mention all the points how do you want to start, how you want to implement your goals into a plan. For example, to exercise and meditation, I will be preparing a daily schedule sheet wherein I will mention each and every task. Along with that, I will prepare a tracking sheet to track if there is progress or not. In the same manner, you can create your checklist or track sheet.

Additionally, for a constant flow of motivation, you can stick motivation quotes around the wall or on your phone. Check these free wallpapers for your phone.

3. Focus


Focus is the main ingredient while you are planning to make a change. How focused you are… are you capable enough to implement the change in your life… ask yourself various questions and answer them yourself. Let the inner critique speak and judge. This inner judgment is going to enhance your focus. Make sure that you bring positive judgments and focus. Don’t let the negative vibes enter.

4. Commit


Once you have set goals and all set up to bring a change… commit yourself. Because in the 21 90 rule commitment is really very necessary. Therefore, commit yourself that you will not stop until and unless you reach the goal and achieve something good.

5. Never give up

never give up

During the process, there are going to be various obstacles, remember to not give up and never leave the process. You can really slow down the speed and take a little break, but never give up from the process and keep on moving forward.

Whenever you feel low or feel like giving up the process… achieve more that day and give a treat to yourself. Or you can just appreciate yourself for coming this forward.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. Who made the 21\90 Rule?

21\90 rule came from Dr. Maxwell Maltz’s misinterpretation while he was working on self-image. The fact is that Maltz did not observe that it takes 21 days to complete a task. His fans wanted this theory to be true, so the idea came into the picture and grew popular after that.

2. Does it really take 21 days to form a habit?

Yes, it is true that it takes 21 days to form a habit and 90 days to permanently bring it as a lifestyle. To make 21\90 rule a success make sure to practice consistency and patience. Additionally, try to be friends with your inner critic.

3. Is the 21\90 rule really affective to build permanent habits?

Yes, research shows that the 21\90 rule is really affective to form permanent habits. The theory states that it takes 21 days to form a habit and further 90 days to make it permanent. All you require consistency and patience to make it more effective.

I bet that with this enthusiasm, focus, and commitment we can really bring a change into our lives. I hope you like this blog. Comment down and let us know which change you would like to bring in yourself with the application of the 21\90 rule.

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Be positive and thanks for reading!

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About The Author

Aayushi Kapoor
Aayushi Kapoor

Aayushi is a Content Creator at Calm Sage. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Food Technology and a Master's Degree in Clinical Nutrition. Her constant interest in the improvement of mental health, nutrition, and overall wellness embarked upon her career as a “full-time educational writer.” She likes to make an asynchronous connection with her readers. Her mantra for living life is "What you seek is seeking you".


  1. john merchant
    john merchant

    These are the best rule to make life better. Keep update us..

  2. Raj Meena
    Raj Meena

    This is a really good blog . If I have to choose , I will try all the above mentioned points . But commitment and never giving up , these are the most important ones for everyone . Never give up no matter whatever the situation and make yourself to the task or other things . As always , good work. Keep writing ✍️

  3. Song piseth
    Song piseth

    Thank you for sharing the great ideas

  4. ezera ezinne
    ezera ezinne

    really love and never came across this until we were taught in a seminar/leadership training;intend to use it for my business

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