Already feeling weak from your new diet? Overspent your budget for all of 2014? Failed all of your New Year’s resolutions?
Don’t fret, you’re not alone. According to the Journal of Clinical Psychology, only 8 percent of people who make a resolution successfully achieve their goals. You read that correctly: 8 percent! For whatever reason – psychological, physical, social – people are just not good at keeping their New Year’s resolutions.
If you’re still going strong, keep it up! If you had a slip up, don’t give up because it’s just a minor bump in the road. The year is young and your journey has just begun. If you’re in need of some inspiration or help, here are some great tools to help 2014 be the year you keep your New Year’s resolution – hey, maybe you can add that to the list.
- Making Your Resolutions Stick
Too often our resolutions are daunting and difficult to tackle, which is why they fail. The American Psychological Association compiled a list with tips for making resolutions more realistic, and as a result more attainable.
- A New Kind of New Year’s Resolution
Losing weight is the most popular resolution, but it’s also very ambitious. This article from CCN introduces easier steps to become healthier. This approach makes losing weight to be a nice benefit instead of the primary objective.
- 14 Free Apps to Help Keep New Year’s Resolutions
Apple’s old catchphrase – “There’s an app for that” – is truer than ever. To aid you in keeping you New Year’s resolutions, Yahoo! has put together a list of 14 free apps to help lose weight, manage finances, and quit smoking.
- Girl Learns to Dance in a Year
For added motivation, check out this video of a girl who taught herself to dance in a year. She recorded her progress and shared it for everyone to see.