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7 Proven Strategies to Make Your New Habits Stick

new research from the University of California shows that a “kitchen sink” approach — taking on a group of new habits — is more effective than a minimalist one-habit-at-a-time approach.In the study, college students went through a “multifaceted intervention.” They stretched and meditated in the morning and learned gratitude practices and stress management in the afternoon, followed with pilates, yoga, and body-weight training.

They limited alcohol, slept for 8-10 hours each night, ate whole foods and less carbohydrates, and kept a daily journal.After six weeks, brain scans showed that the students had better focus, reading comprehension, memory, and they were happier and fitter.

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