Keep Your New Year's Resolution

by Amanda Lanum 

On 13 News This Morning Monday, we talked about making- and more importantly, keeping- your New Year's Resolution(s). Here is some information provided to us by


New Year's resolutions are easier to make than to keep -- but you can increase your chances of success by following these tips from experts.

1 - Choose an obtainable goal: Resolving to look like a fashion model isn't realistic for most people, but a goal of exercising daily is quite possible to achieve, said fitness expert Lynn Bode.

2 - Don't choose a resolution that you've been unsuccessful at year after year:  You're likely to fail.

3 - Ask friends and family members to help you with your resolution so you have someone to be accountable for.

4 - Be specific. "Vague goals are impossible to achieve," said Stephen Willis, a specialist in stress management.

5 - Limit the number of resolutions. One is best. Never choose more than three.

6 - If you fail to keep your resolution, dust yourself off and start all over again.

I like Amy Schmidt's idea of making New Year's goals, rather than resolutions. I've made a resolution to be better about taking photos, then getting them from my digital camera to an online source where I can share. I've made a goal to run a race in most (if not every) month this year.

What are some of your resolutions and/or goals? if you have any additional tips for keeping them, please share!

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