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Tips To Help You Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

Andrew Parker
Dec 27, 2021

The new year is only a few days away and we’re all coming up with new goals we want to achieve. Some people make New Year’s resolutions to lose weight, while others choose to quit smoking. For others, it may be getting a better credit score or finding new friends. No matter the resolution you set for yourself, here are some tips that will help you reach your goals.

Give Yourself Time

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Don’t set unreasonable expectations for yourself by thinking that you’ll lose ten pounds in a week or quit smoking by next Sunday. You’re more likely to achieve your resolution if you give yourself a good amount of time, such as six months, to reach it. Remember, it takes time to reach your goals… so give yourself that time! If you’re not seeing results within the first week or two, don’t get discouraged; you’ve got to be in it for the long haul.

Find Support

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Find support. It’s hard to set resolutions on your own; you need someone or something that will motivate you when the task seems too big for you to handle yourself. That could be a spouse, friend, co-worker, family member… anyone who can cheer you along and encourage you when times get tough.

Be Realistic

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This is probably one of the most important rules in making resolutions. If your goal is too high or unrealistic, it’s going to take a lot from you and become more of a hassle than anything else. Set goals that are challenging but not impossible.