About our study

About our study

In the next 12 weeks, you’ll better understand the behaviors that really mess with—or boost—your mental health. You’ll also receive insights into your own behavior through a monthly summary.

Each week, you’ll learn a new mental health tip, like the importance of getting good sleep or staying active. Learning about these factors will help you connect to the “why” for your mental health. Hopefully you’ll feel inspired to make some lasting changes.

Changing a habit can be hard. Here are some tips that will help you change your behavior and stick to it:

Make small changes instead of overhauling your entire routine.Your road to feeling awesome is all about those little victories. Do you want be more active? Instead of committing to three times a week at the gym, start small with a lap around the block after work. Want to go to bed at a consistent time each night? Start with Monday through Wednesday and see how you feel. These small wins add up to some major changes, allowing you to track multiple wins instead of one big failure.

Ask yourself, “what would this look like if it were fun?”Changing a behavior or starting a habit doesn’t have to be a chore. Make it fun! Okay, you’re taking a walk around the block--now what would it look like if it were fun? Get an instant camera and take some photos along the way or save that time for catching up on your favorite podcast. You might find that the task you were once dreading becomes something to look forward to.

Plot your wins!
Keep tabs on your efforts. Track them in a dedicated journal or download a habit-tracking app. Watching your progress unfold will give you the motivation to keep going. If you stumble, no biggie – just figure out what went down and start fresh the next day. If you’re switching it up a lot or just a little, start with these tips. Once it feels like second nature, you can crank it up or toss in some new habits. It's all about the gradual climb to success!