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5 Ways to Stick to Your New Year’s Resolution

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Making a list is one of the most important steps in sticking to a New Year's resolution. (Photo by: freestocks.org)

Making a list is one of the most important steps in sticking to a New Year's resolution. (Photo by: freestocks.org)

Making a list is one of the most important steps in sticking to a New Year's resolution. (Photo by: freestocks.org)

Claire Burkett, Reporter

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As 2018 begins eighty percent of all New Year’s resolutions will fail by the end of February, according the U.S. News. Here are 5 tips to stick to yours.

Write a list of your resolutions

When deciding how to start the new year off on the right foot, make a detailed and specific list of each and every resolution. Put the list somewhere near your most visited location and look at it often to remind you of your goals for 2018.

Make them realistic

Creating resolutions can be tough, but make sure they are in reach and attainable. If your goals aren’t realistic it will be more likely that you will give up on your resolutions. Be very specific because it will help you to set boundaries and keep track of the kind of resolutions that you are able to achieve.

Start small

Complete your resolutions one at a time and start small. Make it similar to a diet and ease into it instead of just going ‘cold turkey.’ This will also help you to focus on the task at hand and not be overwhelmed by the sudden drastic change.

Surround yourself with supporters

Don’t let yourself give up, and even though it will be hard to surround yourself will positive individuals and friends, it will help you to stay on the right track. Disregard the negativity in order to stay set on a path to reach your goals.

Create a routine

Once you’ve started to incorporate all of your resolutions daily, create a routine. Keep your routine consistent in order to become acclimated to your new lifestyle. To stay consistent to your daily routine and try to obtain good time management.

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5 Ways to Stick to Your New Year’s Resolution