7 Tips to Conquer Your New Year’s Resolutions

“The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.” –Melody Beattie

For many, the beginning of the new year provides a great chance to reflect on the past, wipe the proverbial slate clean, and set goals and resolutions for the upcoming year.

Perhaps the most popular resolution set for the new year is to exercise more and live a healthier lifestyle. In fact, each year nearly 50% of Americans make a New Year’s resolution to do exactly that. However, in the year that follows, 92% of those people let the spark of their New Year’s resolution fade away and die.

With an innumerable amount of ways a resolution could go belly up it may seem counterintuitive to even set resolutions in the first place. In spite of this, there are several health benefits of setting goals including: a better sense of clarity, peace of mind and increased productivity. With the following tips, we are confident you will successfully conquer your New Year’s Resolutions for 2018:

  1. Don’t go resolution crazy. Setting one or two focused goals will allow you to spend the appropriate amount of time and energy on them.
  2. Be realistic. If your resolution is to run a marathon, set a realistic time frame for completion and focus on small steps to achieve your final goal.
  3. Plan, Plan, Plan. With whatever goal you set, plan milestone celebrations to keep your motivation alive.
  4. Phone a friend. Conquering goals is always easier and more fun when you do it with people you love. Having a good support system will ensure success.
  5. Focus on the positive. If you’re having a particularly rough day and feeling down on yourself, try thinking about how far you’ve come rather than how far you have left to go.
  6. Stick to it. It may be hard, but experts say it takes 3 weeks for a behavior to become a habit and 6 months for it to become part of your personality. Don’t give up.

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