Routines

We’re already two and a half weeks into the new year, but it’s not too late to make another good resolution. Here’s a list of things that Guardian readers have done that have changed their lives for the better:

“From date night to cold showers: 20 habits that changed readers’ lives”

cycling to work

cycling to work

Some are rather predictable (yoga, meditation, drinking more water), and some may not have occurred to you as being useful changes in your life (stop shouting). Some may be easy to start — if not to continue (baking bread) and some may be hard (no more coffee) or impossible (cycling to work, which would probably take me about 3 hours).

My favorite on the list is doing something new every day. It reminds me of a book I’m reading now, called The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry. Harold leaves his house one day and starts walking the length of England. While he’s gone, his wife decides to do one thing each day that she’s never done, like putting air in the tires of their car or organizing their closet in a new way.

What changes are you making this year? Have you succeeded in your new year’s resolution so far?

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