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Tricks to keeping a New Year’s resolution

Posted at 8:08 AM, Jan 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-02 10:09:02-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — We know many of you are kicking off 2020 with New Year’s resolutions, but are you having trouble sticking to them?

Experts say, the answer is starting off slowly instead of taking on a goal all at once. A report from U.S. News and World Report says 80% of resolutions fail by the second week of February. The American Psychological Association says you can easily turn a failure into a success.

First, make sure your goal is realistic. Like if you want to exercise more, start out with a few days instead of seven. With behavioral changes, instead of tackling several, just do one at a time.

It's also very important to talk about it with family and friends, so they can help you with your goals. Lastly, joining groups with people who have the same resolution can be very helpful, as well.

Don't be too hard on yourself if you slip up. Just acknowledge your mistake and get back on track.