Figuring out what your New Year’s Resolution should be is the easy part;actually sticking to it is where things get a bit trickier. That’s why we decided it’s time to help you tackle this age-old problem. We put our heads together and came up with 3 great ways to help you make realistic New Year’s Resolutions that you’ll actually keep!

 

 

1.   Think of Last Year

Over the last year, you’ve certainly encountered quite a few bumps and bruises. Where could you have made better choices? What could you have done better? Is there a certain area in your life that you’d like to change? Before you start answering - don’t start beating yourself up! This isn’t a time to be down, it’s a time to look at your past and see how you can create a road map for even better choices in the coming year!

 

2.   Set your sights on the long-haul.

Don’t try to do it all in the very first month. Goals take time and require persistence. If you try to change every single thing in January, by the time February rolls around you won’t have any motivation – or energy – left to keep going. When it comes to New Year’s Resolutions, slow and steady wins the race. Tackle one or two goals at a time, but keep them realistic. You’re not necessarily going to see a change overnight, but if you keep working at it – you’ll see results in the long run!

 

 

3.   Find Some Support

Let’s face it– goals are hard to achieve, and even harder to achieve when you try to go the road alone. Find a pal or join a group that will help inspire you to keep going even when the going gets tough! If you and a friend are both focused on achieving the same goals – even better! That way, you can support one another and keep each other on track. Not sure how to find the support? Depending on your goal, seek out like-minded people at your church, synagogue, mosque, etc.,join a class at your local gym, or call up an old friend. The possibilities are endless, you just have to explore your options!

 

And… just in case you need a little, extra inspiration – here are some wise words by, who else, but Dr. Seuss:  " You're off to great places, today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so..get on your way!"