How To Stick To Your New Year’s Resolutions This Time

January 1, 2019  |  
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Whatever you’re gunning for in 2019, we want to see you get it sis, but we know how difficult it can be to stay disciplined once the resolution planning is over and you find yourself tempted by old routines. Trying something new or vowing to stop doing something old is never easy. And they can say all they want to say about it taking 21 days to make something a habit because few of us actually make it past mid-February when it comes to our New Year’s goals.

But that doesn’t have to be true for 2019. Whether you’ve already written your resolutions or are taking the time to do so today, check out our advice for sticking to your goals and getting everything you want and deserve this year.

 

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Be Realistic

This is arguably the main reason why many New Year’s resolutions fail so quickly. In order to successfully achieve something, you have to be realistic in your expectations.

Whether it be weight loss, saving money, transitioning to a new career, etc., you must be real with yourself. Don’t expect to conquer your resolutions in their entirety within a 30-day or less period of time. Instead, understand that slow and steady is often the best way to realistically reach your goals.

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