Have you made any New Year's resolutions yet?

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A New Year's resolution is a tradition in which a person makes a promise to do an act of self-improvement or something slightly nice beginning from New Year's Day.

Have you made any New Year's resolutions yet?

Make one!

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Easier said than done

  • get fit / exercise / lose weight
  • change one bad personality trait ( e.g. be more polite, more organised, more patient)
  • read more (it will make your vocabulary richer)
  • think positive, smile more and enjoy your life
  • spend more time with family and friends
  • take up (=start) something new (hobby, course, language, ability etc.)
  • quit a bad habit (smoking, fast food, drinking etc.)
  • get out of debt / pay off your debts
  • manage stress/ anger/ emotions etc.
  • save money (for sth)
  • go out more / spend more time outside
  • cut down on sth(=do it less often) (e.g. drink coffee, surf the Internet, watch TV etc.)
  • wake up earlier (you would be surprised how much time you have!)
  • improve your skills/ personality / relations
  • set or beat your own record
  • do sth for others
  • do sth for yourself
  • overcome a phobia

How to keep and stick to them? It's simple:

  • Make them public / tell somebody (facebook, family/friends, endemondo)
  • track your progress
  • make a to-do list
  • choose realistic goals
  • find motivation and make it real! (a picture of place you wish to go, device you want to buy, dress you want to wear)
  • be consistent and honest - don't lie to yourself!
  • don't worry about failure - don't give up and keep trying!
  • be happy with every little success - reward yourself

But when you break or abandon them, don't worry, we're only humans. Remember:

You can't change in a month, it needs time! Take small steps, you have the whole year!

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