Raise your hand if you made a New Year’s resolution. Now, keep it up if your promise to save more money, finally read the classic novel waiting on your Kindle, or better manage your stress levels isn’t working out quite as planned. It’s not just you. Of the 45% of people who resolve to change something or other, one-third abandon their plans by the end of January.
But, let’s get one thing straight: All hope is not lost. Instead, consider finding more impactful (but manageable) ways to remodel your habits. These five to-dos are scientifically proven to amp up your happiness, not end up on a list of ill-fated resolutions remanded to the try-again-next-year box.