Creating a new positive habit can take anywhere from a few days to a few months.
It all depends on the individual and how easy or hard it is for that person to condition themselves to follow through with the positive habit on a daily basis.
As a child you may have been resistant to brushing your teeth twice a day but as you got older it hopefully has become second nature to do so.
That would be an example of an easy to form positive habit.
On the other hand eating healthy and exercising are often hard to form positive habits.
While many people have the intention of getting in better physical shape at the start of every new year most do not stick with the program very long.
The proof of this is very easy to see as all you need to do is monitor the number of people in your local gym in January, February and so on.
January will be the peak and each month after the number will fall until the only people there are the regulars.
This is an example of a hard to form positive habit.
Both of these examples are generalizations as there may very well be some that never brush their teeth twice a day or even once a day.
Likewise there may be some that start eating right and exercising and quickly establish a routine that sticks for life.
This reinforces the point that forming a positive habit is very individualized and there is no magic formula to determine how long it will take for you or me.
With that said I want to propose a challenge to you, one that I know will positively impact you as a horse player.
For some it will be very easy, for others very hard and for most somewhere in between the two extremes.