Don’t lose your motivation to stick to your New Year’s Resolutions! While most people don’t end up keeping the New Year’s resolutions they make (research shows only around 8 percent of people actually do) with the right attitude and a few helpful hints, sticking to your goals for the new year is totally doable. No matter what you’re setting out to change, there are a few general tips to remember that will help you stay on track:
1. Set realistic goals–small steps are key.
2. Recruit a friend or family member to keep you accountable.
3. Focus on one thing at a time.
4. Track your progress.
5. Give yourself credit for even the smallest of victories!
If you need a little inspiration, here are a few tips and tricks for some of the most popular New Year’s resolutions:
- If your goal is to lose weight…
Don’t let yourself get frustrated if you aren’t seeing the number on the scale go down as quickly as you hoped. Slow and steady wins this race. Remember, you don’t need to spend tons of money on working out and eating right. There are plenty of ways to get fit without a gym membership and by preparing cheap healthy recipes.
- If your goal is to save money…
Be specific about how much you want to save: $100 each month, $500 by the end of the year, etc. Then, find ways to cut back. Try using money-saving apps when you’re shopping for groceries and other purchases to cut costs.
- If your goal is to get organized…
Don’t take on the whole house at once–pick one room or closet to take on first. And before you start organizing, throw away or donate anything you don’t need. Not only will it make the process of organizing easier, but without the clutter from stuff you don’t really need, you’re more likely to stay organized for longer.
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