2015 is just around the corner and I am already thinking about how long my plans to workout daily will last! Did you know that only 8% of people successfully achieve their resolutions, according to research from the University of Scranton?! Let's look at how we can stick to our resolutions before the New Year even comes along :) 1. Set short-term goals for long-term results. Break your resolutions into small, manageable chunks. Say your goal is to save money. Rather than making a resolution to save $5,000 this year, try to save $100 a week. 2. Make your resolution about the journey, not the outcome. There's a better guarantee of success if you stick to resolutions that you actually have control over. Want to lose 15 pounds? Well, sticking to a healthy diet and exercise routine is more important than the number on the scale. And you can't force those pounds off! 3. Schedule time for your resolution. We are all so busy, it's hard to find time to do the things we want to do, let alone the resolutions that challenge us. So, schedule gym sessions into your calendar just like you would a meeting or a dance recital 4. Employ the buddy system. Everything is better with a friend, including resolutions, and it can be more than just a walking buddy! 5. State your goals. Tell people about your resolutions. People who explicitly state their goals are more likely to keep them. It's social accountability! 6. Keep Records. Tracking your progress is a good way to stay accountable and keep the resolution fresh in your mind! 7. Get an app. There is an app that can help with every resolution. Noom not only tracks your diet, exercise and task completion, but coaches you through the process towards weight loss. 8. Celebrate little victories. You deserve it! Think of a way you can treat yourself like taking a long, relaxing bubble bath every week you reach your saving's goal. It's a positive reward that will actually help make a healthier, happier you. 9. Reassess your resolutions. If something is not working, then it's OK to go back and modify your resolution. Resolutions are all about becoming a better version of yourself, not a perfect version of yourself! 10. Don't give up so easily. Too often people throw in the towel on resolutions because of one slip up. So what, you had a moment of weakness! It happens!