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Article by Editorial | 14th January 2019

Top Tips for Keeping your New Year Resolutions

Most of us set at least one New Year’s resolution. Whilst we all start with good intentions, only 10% of us actually stick to it and achieve our goal.

Words: Heidi Coleman

The good news is that it’s not too late to stay on track and achieve your New Year resolution. Here are a few simple tips on how to achieve your goals for 2019…

Be realistic

We either set too many goals or we set one that is unrealistic and not achievable. Make sure that your goal is achievable and realistic for YOU.

Have a plan

Too often we start well by making a list of our goals, but we don’t give any thought to the important step of how we are going to achieve them! Be sure to be specific about how you will achieve your goals and the actions that you need to take.  

Share your goals

Be sure to share your goals with your family and friends. We are more likely to commit to and achieve our goals if we publicise our intentions. Goals are easier to achieve if we share them. Those that care will be there to help you stick to your plan and achieve your goals.

Reward yourself

Break your goal down and give yourself an incentive for reaching certain milestones. It is easier to focus on small steps and reward yourself for achieving these along the way than focusing on what might seem like an impossible end goal. Small incentives will keep you motivated and make your goal that much easier and enjoyable to achieve.


Sticking to a plan is always the hardest part of keeping our New Year’s resolutions. It takes 21 days for a new activity to become a habit. If you persevere and stick to your plan your resolution will soon become second nature and you are much more likely to achieve your goal.

Re-adjust your goals

If you find that you have set your sights too high don’t be afraid to revisit and re-adjust your goals. Revising your goals so that you are more likely to stick with your plan and achieve your outcome will most certainly ensure success. 

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