Happy New Year! It's officially glow-up season AKA it's time to set some resolutions for yourself. Maybe you already have. Either way, it can be difficult to keep up. So here are 8 ways to help keep your New Year's resolution according to CNN -

  1. Make it specific - If you want to eat better, be specific: Resolve to add a fruit or vegetable to your lunch every day, limit fast food to once per week, or have dessert once a week.
  2. Make it possible - Avoid resolutions that sound great but are unattainable. In fact, make them them something you will enjoy. They can still be hard, but that doesn't mean they have to make you miserable.
  3. Allow yourself to fail - Most successful resolvers slip in January, but 71% of successful resolvers say their first slip strengthened their efforts through a combination of guilt, increasing awareness of their problem's severity, and the slip reminding them to refine their plans.
  4. Set yourself up for success - See what they tell you: If you're resolved to spend less time on your phone but grab it as soon as you wake up, put your phone in another room at night. Oh, it's your alarm, you say? Buy an alarm clock. They cost $6 now.
  5. Know yourself - Do the activities that make you who you want to be.
  6. Make it public - If you're surrounded by supportive friends and family, making your goals public and asking for accountability can help. So can joining a gym with friendly competition or a group like Weight Watchers.
  7. Show (don't tell) your children - Parents can bring up the changes they want to make and model how they want to make those changes. It's important to bring it up without criticizing.
  8.  Change it up - Don't worry about a year-long resolution. You can effectively say goodbye to cookies for just a month.

2020 is definitely your year.

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