Last January, I decided to try a radical new approach to my health. Instead of resolutions, which had always left me feeling guilty and overwhelmed, I came up with a list of short-term monthly experiments that would help me tackle each one of my problem areas, one by one.
The goal was to explore my limits, in order to find a more sustainable middle ground going forward. Because without experiencing small changes with awareness — what works for you, what doesn’t — there’s no way to design your own Goldilocks life of wellness that feels just right.
The challenges that I laid out were meant to force me to recommit to all the self-care practices that fell by the wayside when I left the corporate world to become a professional chef and food writer, and tame some of my more unfortunate symptoms of autoimmune disease (ahem, adult acne).