Why is it that the changes we promise to make on New Year’s Day are so easily broken just a few days later? Why is it that sticking with new, healthy habits can seem like such a challenge?
One reason might be that we’re not actually enjoying the process of making those changes. But what if they were fun? What if these healthy changes were more like treats that filled us with good feelings instead of resentment or cravings for old, not-so-healthy habits?
With this in mind — the idea that changes that feel fun are the ones that’ll stick — I’ve put together a "pleasurable plan" for 2016. No resolutions to fail at or promises to break, just a short list of feel-good and good-for-you behavioral to-do's with positive effects on your health.
Simply add one of these new habits every week, and by Valentine’s Day you’ll have made big strides toward better health. Here’s where to start: