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Tips for Sticking to Your New Year's Resolutions

Say Hello to 2023!! The New Year is a great time to reflect on the past year and develop goals for the year ahead. But did you know that about 80% of people who make a New Year's Resolution in January have given it up by February? Don't be a part of the statistic! Read our tips for setting resolutions you will actually stick to and make this your best year yet!

  1. Make sure your goal is measurable. Be clear with the intentions you set! Instead of shaping your resolution around vague generalities, get specific. Example: Instead of "I want to cook more healthy meals at home", try "I will cook healthy meals at home 6 times a week".

  2. Create a checklist or visual reminder. This can help you keep the motivation going! It feels satisfying to check things off. Keeping a checklist to allow yourself to continue working towards your goal can be a great tactic. Another method to keep your inspiration is creating a mood or vision board for the year. This allows you to visualize your goal and can be a helpful tool to reference when your motivation levels are low.

  3. Focus on quality over quantity. Don't try to do too much! Start with a few meaningful resolutions and do your best to stick to those rather than overloading yourself. Rome wasn't built in a day! You can always add more healthy habits into your routine as the year progresses.

  4. Put time into planning to work on your goal. Nothing changes if nothing changes! Achieving your goals takes time. Make sure to prioritize scheduling time into your busy life to work towards your goal.

  5. Don't give up! It's never too late to start or restart. If you've given up early on into the year, it's not too late to restart! Healthy habits can and should be developed at any time. Don't wait until next year - get a jumpstart and get back into working on your goal no matter what time of year it is.

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