Tips for Making Your Resolution Last


If you made a New Year’s Resolution, you aren’t alone. This year, over 40% of people made a New Year’s Resolution, however, after just one month half of those people have already given up. Below are 9 tips on how to make your Resolution last:

  1.  Focus on one resolution, rather than several
  2. Set realistic, specific goals. Losing weight is not a specific goal. Losing 10 pounds in 90 days would be
  3.  Don’t wait till New Year’s eve to make resolutions. Make it a year long process
  4. Take small steps. Many people quit because the goal is too big requiring  too big a step all at once
  5.  Have an accountability buddy, someone close to you that you have to report to
  6. Celebrate your success between milestones. Don’t wait the goal to be finally completed
  7. Focus your thinking on new behaviors and thought patterns. You have to create new neural pathways in your brain to change habits
  8. Focus on the present. What’s the one thing you can do today, right now, towards your goal?
  9. Be mindful. Become physically, emotionally and mentally aware of your inner state as each external event happens,moment by moment, rather than living in the past or future.

Information courtesy of – “Why New Year’s Resolutions Fail.” Psychology Today. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Jan. 2017.