Resolutions, schmezalutions: there's a reason why those stinkin' things never last past January 14
. Yes, it was totally noble that time you pledged to be super-organized-all-the-time-everywhere
, but let's get real. We all
want to be happier, healthier and wealthier versions of ourselves in 2013, but we have a tendency to set up goals that are so lofty (and expensive, and complicated) that they’re next to impossible to carry out.
Well, Gretchen Rubin
(author of the immensely successful blog-turned-book The Happiness Project
, as well as the new tome Happier at Home
) has a message for all of us New Year's grumps: the best resolutions are not really resolutions at all
, but quick, d'oh
-worthy tips that we're surprised we never thought of. From taking a moment enjoying your favorite scents (hello, beloved morning coffee!) to giving your roommate a warm hello every evening (yes, even when she neglected to take out the trash again
), her tips are crazy-simple, yet they can make a huge difference in your health, happiness, and productivity. Read on to learn this wellness guru’s tips that you can start right now
and get accomplished in five minutes — you'll be on the fast track to your happiest year yet before you know it.
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