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How to make New year resolutions

Be clear about what you want.

For example, if you want to take better care of yourself this year, what does that look like? Perhaps you are ready to quit smoking, to take on a consistent exercise regimen, or to eat healthier.

Understand why you want it.

Why is it important to you to take better care of yourself? Perhaps you want to set a good example for your children or grandchildren. Maybe you’re concerned about aging or hereditary diseases, and you’re taking preventative measures. Or maybe you’re just at a point in your life where your health has become more important than instant gratification. Whatever the reason, getting to the root cause of the “why” will help you stick to your resolution when you’d rather quit.

Be specific about what you want.

This specificity should take two roles: one, of a specific final result that you’ll work towards, and two, specifics about how you’ll achieve that result.

Be committed to the outcome.

Commitment is the difference between a successful accomplishment vs. another resolution that fell apart before Valentine’s Day. Be clear and firm in your commitment, and do not waver.

Put it in writing.

People who write down their goals and resolutions are more likely to achieve them than people who don’t.

Chart your progress

It has often been said that “whatever you measure will improve” and this is particularly true of New Year’s Resolutions. Taking time to measure your progress (preferably in a chart or other visual tool) can go a long way towards spurring you on to success.

Get support.

Whenever possible, find an accountability partner or someone with the same goal, and support each other throughout the process. People who commit to exercise with a partner (or group) are far more likely to stick with their exercise programs than people who choose to go it alone.

How to stay awake on New year’s Eve

Today’s is New year’s Eve and we know that there are lots and lots of parties today and if you want to be part of one but you are afraid you might sleep off then have a look at some tips that could come in handy.

Talk to people.

If you’re around friends or family for New Year’s, make conversation with them to stay awake. Keep your mind entertained by being social. Listen to stories, flashbacks e.t.c.

Stay on your feet.

Dance, walk around the house or even challenge your friends to a push up contest. Whatever you do, just make sure not to sit or lay down. You don’t want to get too comfortable or you might end up drifting off to sleep.

Do fun things.

Play games with your friends and family. Play pranks on people. Take turns making New Year’s resolutions with everyone. Do anything that entertains your mind and keeps you up.
If it’s legal in your city, shooting off fireworks can be really exciting. Just be very careful around fire and supervise little kids.
Taking pictures of everyone in funny poses can make for a really great time.

Help out.

If you’re at a party, you can help the cook prepare food for everyone. You can even play bartender and make cocktails for everyone. Volunteer to clean up a bit as well. Not only will helping out ingratiate you with the host, it will keep your mind focused and awake.