Ever heard that it takes 21 days to form a habit? Turns out, it may require longer than just three weeks for your New Year’s resolution to become second nature. New research shows that it takes 66 days on average to form a habit — busting the old 21-day myth. A group of participants were asked to pursue a health-related activity on a daily basis for 84 days. Each day, the participants measured how “automatic” the activity felt — the researchers decided that a behavior (like taking a vitamin or reading before bed) has officially become a habit when it’s automatic and you don’t have to think about doing it.
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