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Top New Year's Resolutions for 2014, How to Keep Them


By: Lanetra Bennett
January 2, 2014

Tallahassee, FL - You've made your new year's resolutions...Now, how do you keep them?

The University of Scranton says losing weight is the number one resolution, but, says only about eight percent of Americans achieve their new year's goals.

Local life coach, Christine Scheu, says the first step in sticking to your resolution to lose weight or any resolution, is to make sure it's something you want to do and that you're doing it for you.

In regards to the second top resolution--which is getting organized--Scheu says, "Lets say you want to de-clutter your home, then...that also goes with saving money because you might be able to have a little yard sale; or if it's just too hard to do that, just give it away and just feel the weight come off you and that achievement may lead you to the next step."

Scheu suggests keeping a journal to help stay organized and reach your goals.

The following link provides a complete list of tips to help you make your New Year's Resolutions work: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/wired-success/201012/why-new-years-resolutions-fail.


By: Lanetra Bennett
January 1, 2014

Tallahassee, FL - It's the first of the year, which means people making New Year's resolutions -- or not.

Tallahassee resident Mary Digiovanni says, "I do want to lose some weight."

So do most other people resolving to change in this new year. The University of Scranton's top New Year's resolutions for 2014 are: 1. lose weight 2. get organized 3. spend less, save more.

Digiovanni says, "I actually am determined and I started on my lose weight journey on December 1st. So, I'm ahead of the game."

The remainder of the top 10 list is: 4. enjoy life to the fullest 5. stay fit and healthy 6. learn something exciting 7. quit smoking 8. help others in their dreams 9. fall in love 10. spend more time with family.

Tallahassee resident Judy Weston says, "I wanted to go on a cruise. I've been asking my husband for a whole year since he retired and he said that we could go on a cruise. We're leaving on Saturday. So, my resolution came true already."

The Scranton report says 45 percent of Americans usually make New Year's resolutions, and 38 percent absolutely never make them.

Tallahassee resident Julia Keen says, "I did not make any New Year's resolutions. I tried that in the past and I've never completed them or failed at them altogether. So, I'm just doing a lot of prayers for the coming year."

Researchers say resolutions often fail because people aren't ready to change their habits, and because people set unrealistic goals and expectations.

Tips to help make your New Year's resolutions work are: focus on one resolution, set realistic, specific goals, and have an accountability buddy.

The following link provides a complete list of tips to help you make your New Year's Resolutions work: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/wired-success/201012/why-new-years-resolutions-fail.


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