How Do You Keep Your New Year's Resolutions?

We have five tips to help you keep your resolve. What's on your list for 2013?

Are you making a resolution this year? Do you want to lose weight, gain a new skill or organize your house? Whatever your resolution is, here are some tips to help you stick to it throughout the year.

1. Make it attainable. Be sure that your resolution is reasonable. Sticking to your monthly budget is attainable—making a million dollars may not be.

2. Tell everyone. If you tell everyone about your resolution, you are more likely to keep it. If you want to quit smoking, you can even go as far as telling your friends that you'll give them $50 if they catch you lighting up.

3. Be specific. If you want to get fit in the new year, set a specific goal. For example, instead of saying you want to get fit, say you want to lose 10 pounds and tone your arms and legs.

4. Start small. Create small goals for yourself. If you want to organize your house, assign one room to each month. In January, organize your kitchen. In February, organize your bedroom. In March, organize your office. In April, organize your garage, and so on.

5. Write it down. It's important to motivate yourself throughout the year. Write your resolution down on every month in your calendar. Don't let yourself forget about your resolution as the year goes on.

TELL US: What are your New Year's resolutions? Which ones did you make (and keep) this year? Share in the comments below. 

S Wright December 27, 2012 at 06:06 AM
My New Year's resolution is to be myself and take baby steps towards improvement each and every day. I've never been someone who makes New Year's resolutions because they never tend to pan out and that is just disappointing. I think it's all about narrowing your goals while pursuing your dreams and making the most out of each day that you are given. None of us know what tomorrow will bring, so finding joy in each day seems to be the key to happiness.
Brian Soergel December 27, 2012 at 03:52 PM
Very inspiring.


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