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5 Tips For Sticking With Your New Year's Resolutions

5 Tips For Sticking With Your New Year's Resolutions

Staying true to New Year's resolution is not easy, but it can be done. If you're struggling with the pledges you made, check out my five tips below for being successful in your 2009 resolutions.

  • Lean on your loved ones for support. If you can, ask a friend to pledge the same resolution you did and turn it into a friendly competition!
  • Leave yourself notes around the house, at work, and in your car to remind yourself of the commitment you made.
  • Don't give up if you skip a day of working out or if you cheat on your diet. Use your slip up as ammo to do better the next day.
  • Keeping a resolution takes a lot of dedication and hard work, so reward yourself on a weekly basis — if you can look forward to a payoff, chances are you'll be more successful in reaching your goal.
  • Keep pushing. It's hard to break a bad habit, but if you stay dedicated and on track of your success, it'll be easier to make your resolution more of a new way of life rather than a quick fix.

Do you have any tricks to keep your New Year's resolution? If so, tell us your secrets below!


Phunkometry Phunkometry 8 years
Also, I find that it's easier to start small. Instead of doing 100 sit-ups a night, start with even 10. It'll take longer to get results, but it will be much easier to start and stick with the habit if it's not so overwhelming at first. Like for me, I want to eat healthier. So instead of changing all my meals, I plan on changing one dish at a time, or a meal at a time. It'll be easier to deal with that than completely turning my diet upside down.
Spiderlove Spiderlove 8 years
I haven't smoked since 11:56 on New Years Eve. I'm actually quite proud of myself, as this is seriously the longest I've gone without cheating in about 14 years... (I did quit while I was pregnant with my kids, of course) It does help to tell others what i'm trying to do... it makes me more accountable. lol.
cupcakers cupcakers 8 years
My "resolution" is just wanting to be in a different place from where I am now, just making more of an effort to put myself out there-I've already have and am improving. But even though I don't like New Year's resolutions, it is a good way to start fresh in the new year.
krae85 krae85 8 years
I have gone 5 days without sugar! I'm glad I have my husband to help me through cravings. I decided to not eat sugar anymore, not never, but very very rarely, because I was just addicted. I read an article that said, "You know you're addicted if you can't have just one cookie. Well, I couldn't have just 8 cookies!" So, for me, it's about breaking that addiction and being healthier.
Chrstne Chrstne 8 years
Really wanting something and just doing something because it's a a new year are two different things. If you don't really want it, it will never happened. I have wanted my resolution for a while, I planned it, and I started it a few days ago -- not because of the new year, but it was something I was planning out for a long time.
katysoup katysoup 8 years
Yes, I don't resolve to change myself just because a new year is coming up. If something needs to be fixed in the middle of the year, I try my hardest to fix it.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Great advice...
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