At the beginning of every new year, we set resolutions to achieve goals we’d like to maintain. A common occurrence is that we start working towards our goals, but tend not to sustain them for long periods of time.
So the question becomes: how do we successfully begin and maintain these personal ambitions? Debbie L. Stoewen’s piece about changing our habits might be a good place to start.
Stoewen dissects the idea of wellness in her piece Change your habits, change your life, and explains the different dimensions of wellness (physical, intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual, vocational, financial and environmental). Stoewen goes on to explain the behavioural science behind how to successfully incorporate our new goals in to our daily lives and establish them as habits, alongside maintaining all of our other responsibilities.