Anyway, at the end of book club this week, as part of the small talk that usually consumes most of book club, we started talking about New Year's Resolutions. It wasn't until book club had ended that I started thinking about ways that I could nudge myself into being healthier and happier in 2012.
I had recently read an article (I can't remember where, so it's not cited here) about having a jar and paying yourself a dollar for each time you work out. At first, I thought it was a little silly. However, the more I thought about it, the more I realized this would be a great way to "nudge" myself to make good decisions. As I see the cash grow, I'll be more motivated to do things that will make me healthier and happier.