Keep Your New Year’s Resolution: 4 Science-Backed Tips

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Three very important words in this post are, “Plan to fail”. Be realistic, every new endeavor has the possibility for a setback. Stay focused on your goal and track your success, no matter how small it may seem. Forward progress can be making it through a temptation if only for a minute. You are worth the effort you invest in yourself.

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Diana Vilibert   December 18, 2014

Planning to lose weight, start running, or quit smoking in 2015? Join the club. While a lot of us—almost half percent of Americans—make New Year’s resolutions confidently and optimistically, only eight percent of people actually achieve them. As for the rest of us? Well, there’s still hope—keep reading to find out what makes a New Year’s resolution succeed or fail, and how to make sure you own 2015 goal sticks.

Simple is best

January 1, 2015 is not the time for a total life overhaul. Willpower is a finite resource, so use it wisely. Pick one goal to focus on at a time (even if you plan to work on a few over the course of the year) instead of overloading yourself with plans to run a marathon, double your income, go vegan, and stop smoking.

Get specific

“We say if you can’t measure…

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