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The problem with trying to make a new habit is that it isn't easy. Conventional wisdom says that it takes the average person between 21 to 28 days to build a new habit. But this may be an urban legend as there is research showing it could take as long as 66 days. This means that if you were to make a resolution about not eating fast food it could be nearly nine weeks before that new habit becomes fully ingrained. And this assumes you don't get distracted at some point and forget it. Fortunately, there are experts who say it's possible to build habits faster. In one project called "tiny tasks," people executed three tiny little tasks each day for five days. The idea behind this was that it taught them the process of creating habits. Once they knew how to create a habit, they could then leverage the little habits into larger positive changes in behavior. As an example of how this works, if your goal were to do 10 push-ups a day you could start by doing just one each day for five days. This would help you create the habit of doing push-ups and you might then be able to move on from one a day to the 10, which was your goal.