I love recommending healthy habits “test drives” because short commitments like a week, make them easy to stick to. At the end of the test period, you get to decide how much, or if any, of what you learned you want to incorporate into your life. You make decisions with the benefit of your experience, not because I or someone else tell you it’s good for you.
You’re your own guru…you decide what to take from the experience and how much.
That’s just what this BuzzFeed host did after she tried minimalism for a week. The insights she had during her experiment made it easy for her to decide the changes she wanted to make afterwards.
So, if you’re trying and failing to get on board with a healthy habit like drinking more water or to start a monthly saving plan, try the habit for a short period–a period long enough for you to experience benefits and short enough for you to stick to.