6 Ways to Be Happier and Healthier in the New Year

As soon as the last piece of confetti is swept up after the New Year’s Eve festivities, there’s only one thing on our minds: our resolutions. While we’re not opposed to taking some time to reflect on the past 365 days and set intentions for 2018, the pressure of creating yearlong goals is intimidating for some and completely daunting for most. So this year we’re saying goodbye to a long list of habits to break, hobbies to pick up, and diets to try, and replacing it with the simple goal of doing more of what makes us happy.   

Since we can’t spend all our time getting a massage on the beach while eating sushi (sigh), we’re challenging ourselves to dedicate one hour a week to doing more of what we love. Think of it as replacing happy hour with joy hour where you selfishly choose how to spend your time. Sounds kind of amazing, right? In case your mind isn’t already flooded with ideas, we asked the editors on our team to share how they’ll spend their joy hour. From actually taking a full hour lunch break to heading to yoga in cute new JoyLab gear from Target, they’ve got some ideas that are already making us feel pretty confident about 2018.

Feel like you deserve a little “me time” in the upcoming year? Below, read six ideas on how to spend it.

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