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Chances are at some time in your life, you’ve made a New Year’s resolution — and then broken it. This year, stop the cycle of resolving to make change and then not following through. If your resolution is to take better care of yourself and get healthy, you will have a much better year if your resolution sticks. Here are ten tips to help you get started.


The Jon Gordon Companies have plenty of inspiring programs for school, sports or work. Check out his list of 21 tips for a positive new year. These tips help develop resilience, mental toughness, grit and provides strategies to overcome negativity, and lead to positive change in your life.


Are you making a resolution in the new year? Warning: More than half of all resolutions fail, but this year, they don’t have to be yours. The New York Times Smarter Living article shows you how to identify the right resolution to improve your life, create a plan on how to reach it, and become part of the small group of people that successfully achieve their goal.


Enlist a friend with a similar goal to share tips and solidarity — and to make a potential chore a social event. Especially if your goal is to get more exercise or meet people. By breaking down your resolution into mini-goals, and making those more fun to complete can go a long way to finding success. VOX has a great article on how to break down your goals.


Whether you want to read more or spend less, reduce your weight or increase your steps, apps can help you turn your New Year’s resolutions into lasting habits. To get started, head to the App Store if you’re an iPhone user or the Google Play store if you have an Android to download the apps that match your goals. And remember, persistence is key. Experts say it takes at least three weeks and as long as three months to make a new habit stick.