You probably have told yourself a hundred times: "Tonight I am going to organize my paperwork," "I am not going to get angry with the kids today," "I will get up tomorrow and exercise," only to find yourself back at square one.
No one walks a straight line on the journey to wellness. Most studies of lapses in fitness, nutrition and recovery programs show that you can get back on track more easily if you have scripted the way you will recover.
A basic outline for prevention has existed for more than 30 years, but wellness has had a hard time making real headway. Old habits are hard to break. Our society has a magic bullet fixation, waiting for the next miracle drug to cure us of every ill.