With the New Year comes a new resolution. Too often people start strong on their resolution and then slowly fall off as the year progresses. Here are some helpful tips to help you stick with your New Year’s Resolution in 2016!

Keep it small

Having big dreams is a good thing, but when it comes to resolutions make it something you can keep. If your goal is to exercise more, start with a few days a week instead of everyday. If you are trying to eat healthier, start by replacing your traditional sweets with fruits or something with more nutritional value. Making these small changes will keep you motivated and make your resolution feel more obtainable.

One step at a time

Developing unhealthy behaviors happens over time. This means that replacing them won’t happen overnight. Don’t let the thought of changing all of your bad habits at once become overwhelming or discourage you. Stay focused and work on changing one thing at a time.

Share your experiences

Whether it’s with family, friends, or a support group, talk about your experiences. Discussing this regularly will provide you with support to help reach your goals. Sharing the hardships and successes of your resolution with those who have your best interest in mind will help you stay on track and make working towards your goals less intimidating.

Stay positive

No one is perfect, so having that expectation for your resolution is automatically setting you up for failure. Minor hiccups are totally normal. Don’t throw in the towel completely because of one mistake. Anyone who makes a resolution will have ups and downs. Recover from them and get back on track.

Don’t hesitate to ask for help

Receiving assistance from those who are there to help you will make the stress caused by your resolution much more manageable. Surround yourself with those who are understanding and can help you adjust your goals to make them more attainable. Having support from others will help you change all unhealthy behaviors in a healthy way.

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