How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolution


  • Make a list. Brainstorm ideas of things you want to improve in your life. Take these into consideration when choosing your New Year’s resolution.
  • Don’t set your set yourself up for failure. It may be easier to attempt your resolution from 2010 again, but this tends to lead towards frustration, failure, and, disappointment.
  • Keep your goal realistic. Let’s be honest if your goal for 2011 is to go to the moon, chances of that happening are slim to none. Instead if you’re interested in Astronomy make a plan to take the course next school year, and consider looking in the community for clubs or activities involving this topic.
  • Break it down. Big goals can be intimidating, so break your goal into smaller, more achievable goals to complete throughout the year. Say your goal is to lose 10 pounds, make smaller goals of losing a pound or two every two weeks. This can help keep you on track and make your goal.
  • Limit your number. In 2011 don’t spread yourself too thin. If you limit the number of goals you want to achieve then you are more likely to succeed.
  • Tell others. If your resolution isn’t super personal, tell a close friend. They can help motivate you and keep you on track.
  • Keep track of your progress. Keep a chart, a log, a daily check list, the point is keeping something to track your progress and your success.
  •  Have will power. Just remember that you can be successful if you put your mind to it.