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As humans, it’s part of our DNA to strive for bigger, faster, stronger, and better. And, at no time is this drive more consuming than at the beginning of a new year. Here’s the trap: When looking to make a change, most of us yearn for optimized excellence achieved overnight. This total-overhaul mentality is not only psychologically defeating, but it's also the reason why most resolutions don’t last.
Instead, many of the most seismic lifestyle shifts come from little tweaks in thought and behavior. These micro-resolutions are both easier to achieve and work into an existing lifestyle. Whether you want to focus on better sex, a happier mind, a more nutrient-rich body, or glowing skin, these little perspective-changing (and life-altering) tips — offered by some of the most forward-thinking experts — will guide you to a happier, healthier, and more peaceful state of being in the new year. Ahead R29's ultimate guide to changing your life in 2014.
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