IN ONE YEAR, AND OUT THE OTHER New Year’s Res­o­lu­tions

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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

RES­O­LU­TION.

Fi­nan­cial con­cerns like sav­ing more, spend­ing less, and pay­ing off debts are the next most pop­u­lar res­o­lu­tions. Source: GOBank­ingRates Sur­vey

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