Some 44% of Americans make New Year's resolutions. I loooooove resolutions and make them constantly - I'm a big believer in the power of small changes to make us happier.
But it can be hard to stick to a resolution. Here are twelve tips for following through on a resolution as the year progresses:
1. Write it down - and be specific. Don't try to "make more friends"; instead, "start a movie group," "remember birthdays," "say hello," "make plans."
2. Review your resolution constantly. If your resolution is buzzing through your head, it's easier to stick to it.
3. Hold yourself accountable. Tell other people about your resolution, join or form a like-minded group, score yourself on a chart -- whatever works for you to make yourself feel accountable for success and failure.
4. Think big. Maybe you need a big change, a big adventure - a trip to a foreign place, a break-up, a move, a new job. Let yourself imagine anything, and plan from there.
5. Think small. Don'tRead More »from Twelve tips for keeping your resolutions after the zeal of 1/1/10 has worn off