Welcome to our Healthy Habit Challenge! Instead of focusing on (impossible-to-keep) New Year's resolutions, this year we're challenging four writers to start a new healthy habit. These challenges aren't about cutting out sugar or going on a diet or focused on the negative. They're about doing something new and good — and making it second-nature.
In 2017 I would like to spend less time at the grocery store, for the sake of my mental health and the mental health of those around me. Do not misunderstand me: I love the grocery store. I love my grocery store (I confess that it is not technically a grocery store, but an oft-parodied food coop), and I love other grocery stores. Grocery stores are a highlight of trips, both domestic and international. My wallet is a cornucopia of frequent shopper cards from grocery stores in cities I no longer live. What I am trying to say is that grocery stores are not the problem. I am the problem.
Here's How and Why I'm Gonna Start Meal Planning — Healthy Habit Challenge