Moderation in moderation…or not? That is the question. As we navigate what we want to do and who we want to be this year, consider a few different approaches you can take from this week’s inspiration.
We all want to be happy, right? And inevitably, when we think about ourselves and our lives, we tend to ask ourselves questions like, “what makes me happy?” and “what do I want?” It’s possible that we’re asking the wrong questions – we’re focusing on the wrong thing. Let’s shift the focus this year, and try to ask a different question. Since positivity tends to be easier to handle, try to ask yourself questions that focus on the negative. Write your life by deciding what struggles you’re comfortable choosing, rather than the good feelings you desire.
In Defense of Food and the Rise of ‘Healthy-ish’, The Atlantic
Michael Pollan quotes tend to go hand in hand with New Year’s resolutions, so why should 2016 be any different? This year, we accompany his famous advice: “Eat Food. Not Too Much. Mostly Plants.” with a (not-so-new) term: “Healthy-ish.” Consider moderation this year – it might go a long way.
Or perhaps moderation isn’t your thing – enter: Equinox. Their new ad campaign sings a different tune. In contrast to Class Pass and Tinder, which appeal to commitment-phobes, Equinox argues that commitment is crucial, which is evident in their powerful photographs of commitment embracers. This campaign is challenging the recent shift towards anti-commitment culture. It isn’t just fitness that they’re pushing in 2016, they’re making commitment sexy.
All Stories Are the Same, The Atlantic
Resolutions aside, maybe we don’t need to change in the new year. Or perhaps we inevitably won’t change. Keeping things the same isn’t always a bad thing. John Yorke argues that stories are the same, and digs deeper on how and why.