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How to keep your New Year’s resolutions

With the new year come new resolutions. Ditching a bad eating habit and losing weight are often top of the list. But just as often as we make those goals, we fall short. So, KIFI/KIDK asked a licensed therapist: How we can keep our resolutions?

“Review it as often as you need to — whether it’s daily or weekly or monthly — to remind yourself what the goal was. And to check to see how your progress is — if you need to step it up a little bit more,” marriage and family therapist Joel Buxton said.

Resolutions are hard to keep for a number of reasons. For example, we may forget we ever made them or we set our goals too high. To aim for success, make your New Year’s resolution attainable and balanced. With a little push and determination, you should be able to reach your goal.

“There’s moderation in all things. It’s not likely that you’re going to lose 50 pounds in a month and a half. So you set your goal, but also make your benchmarks or milestones, so you can measure your progress,” Buxton said.

If you are serious about keeping and reaching your resolution, keep a reminder of it out in the open where you can always see it. This way, it’s not so easy to forget you ever made the goal in the first place.

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