Here’s the problem with resolutions: We make them feel like punishments. I will make my bed every day. I will floss. I will go on that diet that forces me to search for tubs of ghee at Whole Foods on New Year’s Eve. Little wonder why some 80% of us ditch these bummer plans by February.
To make changes that actually stick, we need to reframe the whole resolution concept. We need to reward ourselves (after 2018, you deserve it, right?). Choose long-term goals -- not resolutions -- that, yes, help better our lives, but are also entertaining, enticing, enriching, and -- dare we say -- epic. Create aims like this, and you won’t just resolve to hit them in 2019 -- you’ll want to keep those resolutions for good. To get the wheels turning, here are our top 10 reso -- no, rewards -- to live your best year.