So how does a person actually keep on keeping all of those resolutions they made way back when the year was just a promise?

‘Cause, um, yeah. We pretty much know most of us don’t.

But some of us do. And that gives just a bit of hope to the rest of us.

So how do they do it? How can you do it? How can I?



With some definite bumps along the way. But that’s okay, because you can handle those.

Oh, and yes. It will be hard. But you can do hard things.

five ways to make your New Year’s resolutions stick


1. Don’t expect progress to happen overnight. It won’t. Never has. Just keep on keeping on and remember that small steps are the best way to get anywhere.

2. Expect hard days. On a regular basis. Days when you don’t make it to the gym, don’t choose the healthiest lunch you could’ve, don’t pick up the instrument or make it to the meditation room. They will happen, and when they do here’s what you do: forgive yourself immediately. And then move on.

3. Don’t try to change everything all at once. This is not a good idea. Give yourself some space and the best possible chance at success. Maybe pick one or two things to work on at a time. 

“The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” (~Confucius)


4. Reflect. Keep track of your progress and notice how far you’ve come. Where you are today is not where you were yesterday. Celebrate that!

5. Enjoy the process – whatever your process looks like. It’s a gift that you’re giving yourself, and you are so worth it. 



“If I can dream, I can act and if I can act, I can become.” (~Poh Yu Khing) “If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” (~Frederick Douglass)

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