IN ONE YEAR, AND OUT THE OTHER New Year’s Resolutions
often go awry, and by awry, I mean we give up. Yes, I did go to the gym three times, but lose ten pounds I did not. How can we cross that ever-important line where resolutions turn into habits or better yet—hobbies? You may be thinking you need a new hobby like you need a new pet shark, but enjoying your resolution is the first step to keeping up with it. So if your resolution is to hop on the elliptical every day, pair it with something you truly enjoy, like a show on Netflix or a podcast you can really sink your teeth into.
KNOW YOUR WHYS Another way to make your resolution stick is to focus on the motivation behind it. So you want to lose ten pounds—why? Whether it’s so you can set a good example for your kids (or at least keep up with them), strut your stuff over spring break, or just boost your confidence, the reasoning is essential to sustaining your resolution. Think about what it is, and imagine meeting your goal as vividly as your imagination with allow. Remember that image every time you want that break room donut, or the couch beckons after a long day. PERCENT OF AMERICANS ONLY SELECT
ONE RESOLUTION PER YEAR PERCENTAGE OF AMERICANS THAT RESOLVED TO “ENJOY LIFE TO THE FULLEST,” THE MOST POPULAR
Financial concerns like saving more, spending less, and paying off debts are the next most popular resolutions. Source: GOBankingRates Survey