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New Year's Resolution Survival Guide

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I always make them and break them. Not this year I am going all the way. Report
I have a really hard time sticking to New Year's resolutions--hopefully with some help from Spark People, I will be able to do better this year to stick to healthy eating and exercise. Report
MICHELECONNOLLY
I love setting resolutions at the start of each year - the feeling that I can make a fresh start really motivates me.

Over the years I've come up with a 4-step approach to help avoid January joy turning to February failure:
Step 1: Run a reality check
Step 2: Translate ‘what’ into ‘when’
Step 3: Focus on progress, not perfection
Step 4. Make it fun!

For the details of the steps check out my "HappinessStrategies" blog. Report
I was disappointed in myself when I opened my journal and read my resolutions that I made Jan 1 2007. They are nearly identicle to the ones I just made for 2008 with the exception that I am better equipped to accomplish them this year. I am being realistic, specific and self loving... AND I have SparkPeople this year which I didn't last year! Good luck to everyone!! Report
SOMDGIRL83
I have NEVER made resolutions. I think this year I will make them and plan them out. Hopefully this works. Good Luck to ALL! Report
SOMDGIRL83
I have NEVER made resolutions. I think this year I will make them and plan them out. Hopefully this works. Good Luck to ALL! Report
I always have some resolutions. Usually they are boring and not well planned. This article is the best! I can now set out a plan and refer back to this whenever I need help. Report

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