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3 Unconventional Ways to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

It’s 2015! And as always, the New Year means New Year’s Resolutions. At the top of the year, everyone is excited and revved up to make life changes and become a healthier, better or stronger person in one way or another. But how long does this ‘excited phase’ last before your resolutions are long forgotten and you’re back to your old habits? Do something different this year! Try these 3 unconventional tips to help you follow through with your goals.1. Focus on what will make you happier.

In order for you to get the best possible results from your resolution, you need to focus on the right type of positive change. Think outside of the box. Figure out the answer to this question: “What could I do to be happier?” Once you know what would make you happier (becoming more active, drinking more water, eating more healthy), begin listing the steps you’ll need to take to change that resolution into a reality.

2.  Create a “To-Don’t” list.

As you think about your “to-do” list for the New Year, remember what you don’t want for the New Year. This helps you make your goals more realistic and more attainable. For example, your to-do’s might be: you do want to lose 15 pounds and you do want to have more time with your family and children. But, you don’t want either activity to interfere with the other. Once you make your lists, you can create solutions for the don’t list. In this case, you may want to create a schedule that incorporates more family time and designates your workout time. This keeps you accountable and helps make your resolutions more concrete.

3.  Put yourself in charge.

You have control over your resolutions. No one else does. Others can give you advise and support you, but no one else can make your resolutions come to life for you. Take responsibility for your life and the changes you want to make. With this type of attitude, you are more prone to stick with your plans and realize how much power you truly hold.

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