Over the long haul, physical and social environments can make or break our efforts to make lifestyle changes. You can help identify the people and places that will be most supportive to your peer’s success. Your peer can reduce exposure to less supportive people and places.
Having a well-being story is a powerful household culture-building strategy. Households are often formed around shared experiences. Examples include overcoming challenges related to work, health and prejudices. The narrative includes the characters and plot. The benefits of well-being could be recognized in this story. The plot could also include healthy activities.
This episode is about aligning norms and traditions are aligned with housemates’ lifestyle goals. A first step is to examine existing norms and determine how they support or undermine well-being. The healthy behaviors that you desire should become “the way we do things around here.” They should become the norm. It is also important that long-standing traditions be modified so that they better support well-being.