How to keep your resolutions for 2016


Rachel Alexander

Corryn Ulrich works on her resolutions for 2016


It is that time of year again. The excitement is high after the final moments of 2015 and everyone wants to start anew and achieve their New Year’s Resolutions.

When you make a New Year’s Resolution how often do you stick to it and make it happen?  Clear your mind, follow through, and focus on the future. The start of the New Year is a time when you make changes for the better and make your ambitions a reality.

Keep an open mind and leave all the bad stuff back in 2015. Look ahead and do not look back. Go into the New Year with a positive attitude on trying to make your resolutions an actuality. Forget the negativity because as soon as it hits midnight on December 31st you have a clean slate and the chance to make something great happen. Remember, keep your options open and don’t be afraid of change for the better.

Focus on the future and put your most important resolutions at the top of the list. Take anything off that you are not going to stick to and be serious about.  Make sure your resolutions have to do with your overall goal for the year and you will be set for what is to come.

Make sure to set goals along the way so you will be sure to attain your resolution. Once you find out exactly what you want to do, follow through. Make it happen and be confident in your choice. Go ahead and make goals to help you become your best self. This is your year to make something extraordinary happen.

If your goal is to lose weight, do not just make one big goal. Make little goals and spread them out all in a certain area of time. For example, instead of making a broad goal for yourself like losing 30 pounds, lose a couple pounds each week and keep track. Try to wake up early in the morning and run a mile or two to start off your day. Or, get a gym membership and go a couple times a week.

If your goal is to eat healthier, buy nutritious food and eliminate the unhealthy junk from your diet. Allow yourself a cheat day to eat whatever you want but make sure to go back to your diet.

The energy is high at the start of the New Year and many people make resolutions that are hard to maintain. Don’t make resolutions and completely forget about them. Stick with it and accomplish your goals!