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Making Resolutions

Making Resolutions

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Making Resolutions

Jessica

By Jessica on December 23, 2013

A new year brings new opportunities for us to makes changes in our lives. At the beginning of every year we want to put our best foot forward and some estimate that over 40% of Americans make New Year’s resolutions. Despite our best efforts, research from the University of Scranton suggests that only 8% of people achieve their New Year’s goals. We want to help you achieve your resolutions, whatever they may be, so we’ve put together a few things to consider when creating your resolutions list.

  • Keep it Simple – Don’t create a laundry list of things you want to accomplish. Find the top three things you want to improve and start there. You can add more as the year progresses.
  • Make it Tangible – Instead of planning to “exercise more” tell yourself you will go to the gym on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. If you set rational, achievable goals you can find a sense of accomplishment instead of frustration.
  • Write it Down – Whether on a blog or in a journal, documenting your goals is something experts recommend. Sharing your goals, privately or publically, can help you feel accountable as well as supported.

As we close the chapter on 2013 and enter the New Year, JustAnswer can be your go-to resource for healthy lifestyle tips. When it comes to resolutions, our focus often turns to improving our daily lives. Focusing on the foods you eat, how much you exercise, and how much sleep you get can dramatically improve your overall health and wellbeing.  Every day this week we will have advice on how to embrace a healthier lifestyle so be sure to check our blog daily.

Whatever your goals for the New Year are, we’re here to help. If you need Expert advice for your resolutions be sure to visit JustAnswer and speak with a Expert today.