“New Year, New You” has become synonymous with January 1 st and symbolizes to Americans the hope of resolutions fulfilled, old habits extinguished, or a commitment to a better self. Gym memberships spike, new diets begin, and several packs of cigarettes meet the bottom of the waste bin. But how do you implement change effectively? Do you do better stopping something cold-turkey, or do you gently ween yourself off? Is day one the first day plans take shape, or have you been prepping for each step in advance? Who are you making the change for? You or someone else? Regardless of these answers, change works best when its something we want and feel connected to. Whether they’re done in January or July, make sure the changes you make mean something to you.