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Want to bolster chances of actually staying true to new year’s resolutions, whatever they may be? Then consider heeding these tips. By Lindsay Morris Photos by Sarah Eliza Roberts Model rachel benight

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It’s a new year, and we all have resolutions, goals and dreams we’re hoping to fulfill in 2019. Perhaps many years have gone by where you entered January with good intentions to get in shape or spend oodles more time with your family, but at the end of the year, you find yourself in the same spot you were the year before, wondering what went wrong. Nearly half of us make resolutions, but less than 10 percent actually keep them. No more getting stuck in sameness. It’s time to grow and achieve those resolutions and goals you’re striving for. Not to sound too much like a Tony Robbins’ motivational talk, but it’s time to get your butt in gear. It’s a well-known joke that the gym crowds surge in January, only to thin back out by midFebruary. Sometimes, it almost seems like resolutions are just meant to be broken. Often, what we don’t realize is that the problem isn’t that we aren’t capable of sticking to our resolutions — it’s that we need to do a better job making resolutions that are actionable and achievable. Otherwise, it’s almost like setting yourself up to fall short. So how do you do it? How do you stick to your resolutions? Want to bolster your chances of actually staying true to your new year’s resolutions, whatever they may be? Then consider heeding these tips.

Keep it simple Don’t try to overhaul your entire life. If you do, it will probably result in guilt and failed resolutions. Instead, focus on one or two important goals. Be reasonable and consider your past experiences with resolutions. Did you try to lose 50 pounds and realize that was too lofty of a goal? Shoot for something that is doable.

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