Spotlight: Maintaining New Years Resolutions

By Stacy Schoonover, Staff Writer
@stacyscootover

Will you stick to your resolutions?/PHOTO VIA Wikimedia Commons

Will you stick to your resolutions?/PHOTO VIA Wikimedia Commons

Making a new years resolution seems simple, but usually its easier said than done.

According to the University of Scranton’s study of resolution statistics, only 46 percent of resolutions were kept for six months or more in 2013.

So with one month of the new year almost complete, we offer some tips to continue the commitment to our resolutions.

1. Continue to be Realistic

Make sure that your resolution is something that you still really want. For example, if you want to get fit but you hate running, don’t resolve to run a mile per day. It’s okay to modify your resolution. Instead, you can ride your bike or lift weights. Find the best possible option for personal success.

2. Plan Ahead and Stay Organized

If you haven’t been organized about your resolution so far, it’s not too late to start. You can keep a calendar, download a new appset short-term and long-term goals,  and make an outline or even a simple list to keep your plans and progress clear.

3. Keep it Social

Talk about your resolution with your friends so that they can hold you accountable. The more you talk about it, the more you’ll stick to it.

4. Stay Positive! 

Lastly, don’t be too hard on yourself! Keep going even when times are tough and before you know it, your resolution will become more natural and rewarding.

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