How to stick to a New Year’s resolution

Many of us see the New Year as a fresh start a new chance to do something bigger and better in our lives. That’s why 45% of Americans will make a resolution or personal goal for 2012.

“I started working out a couple of years ago and now my new year’s resolution is to do more half marathons and to continue doing it throughout the year,” said Robin Olson.

“To avoid less than ideal situations, unlike in the past so that I don’t have to ever look forward or anticipate another new year beginning to make up for the last year,” said Amanda Dutton.

According to a study, only 46% of people who make New Year’s resolutions actually stick with them after 6 months. But don’t give up hope just yet. Experts say resolutions are attainable if you draw up a plan.

  • Make realistic goals
  • Develop a specific action plan
  • Establish confidence
  • Publicly declare your resolutions

The top resolutions for 2012 are:

  1. Drink less alcohol
  2. Eat healthy food
  3. Get a better education
  4. Get a better job
  5. Get fit
  6. Lose weight
  7. Manage debt
  8. Manage stress
  9. Quit smoking
  10. Recycle
  11. Save money
  12. Take a vacation
  13. Volunteer time

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