The Most Common Resolutions… and How to Actually Keep Them

We’re approaching the six-month mark, and I bet New Year’s resolutions are the furthest thing from your mind. Naturally so, since we typically focus on setting resolutions when the year itself is about to reset. Take a second and consider what it’d be like to set a resolution today, mid-year, far from the pressures of the crisp, clean “January” looming … Read More

Using Spring to Jumpstart Your Resolutions: A New Goal-Keeping Strategy

There’s just something about Spring that awakens the world around us. After a long, dark winter, the weather warms, the days expand, and nature comes alive again. In response, we tend to feel a heightened sense of hope and promise. We feel joyful. We feel empowered. Another common term used to describe Spring is a fresh start. A change for … Read More

Three-Month Check-Up: Why We Backslide

It’s March. How are you doing on those New Year’s Resolutions? Have you successfully joined the 8 percent who maintain their goals? If so, congratulations! If not, let’s talk about why. Why do we backslide on our goals? What is it about our goals that cause us to “relapse”? Or, does the issue lie within ourselves? There are many possible … Read More

Why Setting Resolutions Benefits More Than Just Yourself

Setting and keeping resolutions can feel complicated at times, but the objective is simple: Helping ourselves be better, do better, and feel better. Sally Hogshead, founder of How to Fascinate® said it best: “The goal is not to change who you are, but to become more of who you are at your best.” Resolutions – whether formed during New Year’s … Read More

9 Apps that Will Help You Keep Your 2017 Resolutions

  You remember the age-old saying: There’s an app for that. Well, maybe not “age-old”, particularly, but memorable nonetheless. (We believe it’ll soon join the ranks of “The pen is mightier than the sword” and “The squeaky wheel gets the grease”.) Anyway, depending on the type of New Year’s resolution you’re setting for 2017, there’s an app for that. There … Read More

5 Tips to Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick

A little more than half of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, but only 8 percent of those who do succeed in meeting their goals. This is because we don’t make resolutions that stick. Sure, we set reminders on our smartphones, place Post It!® notes on our mirrors, and tie yarn on our fingers, but perhaps the problem isn’t about forgetting … Read More

Screw New Year’s. You Should Set Resolutions All Year Long.

As said by Charles Lamb, “New Year’s Day is every man’s birthday.” And it sure does feel like it. For most, New Year’s feels refreshing and full of hope. With New Year’s comes new calendars, new semesters, and new beginnings. It’s natural to use New Year’s as a springboard into making a change and chasing a goal. It’s the perfect … Read More

Why Should I Share My Resolution with My Friends and Family? And What Happens When I Fail?

Setting New Year’s resolutions can be intimidating, especially if we’re resolving to chase big change. Approximately half of all Americans make New Year’s resolutions yet only 8 percent actually achieve them. What’s the strategy behind joining–and increasing–that 8 percent? What’s the secret behind following through on a resolution you’ve been dreaming about for years? Previously, we discussed how to make … Read More