A month ago, many of us kicked off the year with a new set of resolutions. But many of us may have already abandoned their resolutions. According to research done by the University of Scranton, only 8 percent of people who make New Year’s resolutions actually succeed in achieving them! Don’t let that be you! Here how to keep your New Year’s resolutions and become the better version of yourself spiritually, mentally, and physically through the rest of 2016.
How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions
Most people’s New Year’s resolution is to get fit. Whether you joined thousands of Americans in signing up for a gym or boutique exercise classes, there are so many other ways for you to keep up your physical health and stay motivated!
A FitBit is a great option for people who want to make the road to fitness a collaborative effort! Keep yourself and your loved ones accountable by checking in and comparing notes. You can also use your FitBit to keep track of your sleep, weight, and meals.
Many of my friends have tried turning to meditation to alleviate some of the stress in their lives…to no avail. When I first started meditating, I remember feeling uncomfortable every single time I tried to “turn off” my mind. Meditation is such a personal experience and once you get past any awkwardness about being silent and quieting your mind, it can become a great way to stay centered.
Mint.com gathers all of your statements and accounts, including those pesky student loans, in one single interface. You can even set up your account to give you a summary of how you are spending your money. There are many useful features worth checking out and, as an added bonus, you can sign up for free!
GoldBean uses your spending history to match you with companies that are smart investment options. It is a personalized site that demystifies the investment process. It’s a great way to empower yourself as an investor.
One of the best ways to stay sane and accomplish your goals is to be organized. The Success Planner will help you make time for what really matters. The Success Planner helps you define success on your terms and provides the blueprint for women to integrate their personal, professional, and social lives using the proven power of positive psychology. I started using it a couple of days ago and have never felt more inspired to sit down to plan and execute my hustle.
If you want an app option, Todoist is great. It is a virtual to-do list that helps you keep on track with your short term and long term goals.
If you admire someone’s organizational skills, ask them the tools that they use! If not, find a class that will help you out. I took a Skillshare that helped me get stuff done like a boss.
Whether you are traveling with friends, family, or alone, there is always a new adventure to be found!
Follow travel sites like Travel Noire and AFAR to get travel tips for your upcoming travels. They’ll feed your wanderlust, and help you have a trip you love. The app Hopper can help you save money on flights by notifying you when the prices rise or fall.
Different resources will be helpful for different people. It’s just important to remember that you are awesome and your resolutions are built to enhance the wonderful YOU that already exists so you can continue to own your success!
What are your tips for keeping your New Year’s resolutions? We’d love to now how you stick to your #goals!
By Amber Gonzales Vargas: Amber is an editorial intern with HerAgenda. She is a recent graduate from U.C. Berkeley who is positively persistent and looks to empower and inspire millennials to own their future. You can reach Amber on Twitter @ambersvida. This post was originally published on Her Agenda.
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