8 Products to Help You Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

It's not easy or realistic to become a whole new you come the New Year, but that doesn't mean we won't be making a hopeful list of self-improvements and resolutions. While all the usual goal-setting tactics might help out initially, sometimes you need a little extra push to carry on. There's nothing like a new gadget to give you a boost of motivation. The following goodies may not do the hard work for you, but they could help you tackle some of the most common resolutions.

Be on Time - Sonic Bomb Alarm Clock with Bed Shaker
Be on timeBe on timeSo you resolve to be on time, but you have a habit of sleeping right through your alarm clock or repeatedly smacking the snooze button. Meet the Sonic Bomb Alarm Clock, a gadget that makes it physically impossible for you to continue sleeping. This clock has an adjustable alarm volume with a maximum loudness of 113 decibels, slightly louder than a jackhammer. As if a sound comparable to heavy machinery isn't enough to snap you into consciousness, there is also a "bed shake" option, which if placed in your bed will vigorously vibrate you awake. ($39.99, thinkgeek.com)


Reduce Stress - Aromatherapy Bath Soak Stress Relief- Eucalyptus Spearmint

reduce stressreduce stressEven without the added anxiety of holiday shopping and inappropriate questions at family get-togethers, it's easy to get overwhelmed by day-to-day stressors. To calm your nerves, relax with a soothing aromatherapy bath soak. The eucalyptus essential oil clears the mind while the spearmint helps to improve concentration. The scent is long-lasting and will lull you into a care-free bliss. ($16, Bath & Body Works)


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Get in Shape - Fitbit Ultra

Get in shapeGet in shapeAfter a season of indulging on calorie-laden holiday treats, you realize that your fat jeans have become a bit snug. It's only natural for a vow to shed some pounds to follow, but rather than hitting a crowded gym full of newly devout fitness buffs, create your own at-home workout routine or increase your day-to-day activity (i.e. taking the stairs) with the fitbit ultra as your motivational guide. Using an ultra-sensitive 3-D motion sensor, this discreet device will track your calories burned, exact steps taken, distance traveled, sleep, workouts, and meals. ($99.95, Fitbit.com)



Stay organized - Tear Away Planner Mousepad

Stay OrganizedStay OrganizedFor those who bank many hours in front of a computer screen, this mousepad is yoursolution to staying up-to-date with your schedule. Doubling as a planner, this handy accessory makes it so you always have a convenient place to record your plans and a constant reminder of your appointments. ($9.99, thinkgeek.com)


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Quit Smoking - Pro Smoke e-cigarette

Quit smokingQuit smokingIf you've tried to kick your smoking habit using gum, the patch, pills, hypnosis, and everything else in between to no avail, it's time to look to technology of the 21st century for a solution. The e-cigarette is an electronic device that mimics the actual feel and look of the real thing by vaporizing nicotine, water, and flavor. ($59.99, prosmokestore.com)




Save Money - PocketMoney App

Save moneySave moneyAfter the budget-unfriendly month of December, many people decide to examine their budgets and become a little more penny-wise. The PocketMoney App is a convenient tool for keeping your bank account in check. It lets you track your cash flow, create budgets, figure out your net worth, and monitor your overall spending habits-all from the screen of your iPhone or Android. ($4.99,catamount.com)

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Be More Confident - Revlon ColorBurst Lipstick in Cherry Ice

Be confidentBe confidentNot only is red the signature color of confidence, but red lipstick is universally flattering-one artist even proved as much! Sure putting on red lipstick doesn't make for a total reinvention, but it does go a long way to at least looking sassy and fierce.($8.99, drugstore.com)




Make Smarter Food Choices - EatSmart Precision Pro

Food choicesFood choicesDuring the holidays, everything we consume is pretty much terrible for us, and as a result many people swear to make healthier food choices come January 1st. Cutting back on your favorite treats can be difficult, but using the EatSmart Precision Pro will make the road to health a little less daunting. This food scale is a great tool if you want to figure out the nutritional content of individual food items and track what you eat. ($25.00, Amazon.com)


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