January is a great time to get a fresh start on your fitness. Even if you don't buy into the conceit of resolutions, for many of us the new year is the first time in months we haven't been buried under holiday and end-of-year stresses. Time to work on a new goal! What's it going to be?
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I know that it's a bit silly. I understand it's probably not the most productive and valuable time to be making big changes in your life.
I'm also aware that I have a snowball's chance in hell of actually following through with that.
All that being said, I still make New Year's resolutions. I can't help myself.
If you made New Year resolutions, chances are that if you're not already failing, you will be soon. In the end, most people do. I know I fail. What's worse, you're probably undermining your resolutions and don't even know it. Here's how I put an end to my resolution sabotage.
Resolutions are a yearly tradition. Unfortunately, so is failing to keep them. In fact, 81 per cent of resolutions fail within two years. In this post, we're going to walk through the basics of how to make a resolution that sticks, then apply those ideas to five of the most common types of resolutions.
Most new year's resolutions are doomed to failure, either because they're vague and difficult to accomplish, aren't real goals or are lacking a plan to get from here to there. iDoneThis is a new web app that takes your goals and habits you want to build, reminds you to work towards them daily or weekly (you can choose), and puts you on a virtual team of people with similar goals so you can work together and support each other.
We've shared a number of tips on how to make lasting resolutions during the new year, but if you're at a loss for good resolutions this year, here are some good ones that are surprisingly easy to keep.