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12 Low-Lift Resolutions to Try if You Need a Do-Over

From simply reframing the way you divide up your day to improving the way you brush your teeth, get inspired by these habits that require minimal effort to maintain—and are worth starting anytime.

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Whether you’re lacking inspiration or rethinking loftier goals that don’t feel quite as achievable as they did on January 1st, it’s never too late to incorporate some easier life hacks and gentler goal setting into your year’s aspirations. Read on for 12 low-stakes, high-impact actions you can take to improve the quality of your life, starting now—in ways that feel less like doing homework and more like adding small wins to your day.

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Hold Your Phone the Right Way

Sarah Showfety

The way you hold your phone could be damaging your thumb, pinkie, or forearm nerves. Have you been holding your phone wrong this whole time?

Spice up Your Life with New Seasonings

Tony Naylor
The Guardian

Why stick to the same condiments when you can zhoosh dishes up with za’atar or add some yummy yaji? Some of Britain’s best chefs suggest these 22 sensational seasonings that aren’t salt or pepper.

Spend Less Time Overthinking

Jenny Maenpaa

A psychotherapist shares the 3 exercises she uses every day stay focused on the here and now, rather than overthinking on general abstractions.

Revive Your Sense of Wonder

Frank Keil

That childhood urge to ask ‘how’ and ‘why’ usually fades. But we can all learn to rediscover the joys of wide-eyed discovery.

Try Taking Things a Little Less Personally

Audrey NguyenDiana Opong

Being offended by something that someone did or said can be upsetting—but it doesn’t have to eat away at us. Mental health experts share simple ways to slow down and gain clarity when things get personal.