New Year's Resolution Backup Plans

It may have sounded good at the time, but your New Year's resolution may be impossible to keep. Don’t ditch it completely; just go to plan B. Here is what we suggest.

Plan A: I will read more, watch less TV

Plan A: I will read more, watch less TV

Plan B: Yeah, you should read more, but who needs to when the remote is so handy? Well, lighten up. “People think of reading as having to have some huge book physically in front of them,” says Ernestine Benedict, vice president of marketing and communication at Reading Is Fundamental. But whether it’s a blog online, an article on an iPad, or a Yelp review on your phone, reading is reading, and it engages the same critical-thinking synapses in your brain. The key to wanting to read is tapping into your interests and appetites, so grab a magazine or a website about hang gliding, gardening, fashion, football —you name it.

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