How to Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick [INFOGRAPHIC]

A guide to achieving your goals for 2016.

Dec 28, 2015

Once the fun of the holiday season and the buzz of making New Year’s resolutions has died down, do you usually stick to your goals? According to recent research, only 12% of New Year’s resolutions are ultimately achieved. But there is another way! Whether you want to do something good for yourself, the people around you or the planet, this handy infographic will help you define your goals and stick to them - so you can institute positive change in 2016. Happy New Year!

New Year's Resolutions 

45% of adult Americans make at least one resolution every year 
75% of those resolutions are maintained through the first week
12% ultimately achieve their goals 

Most common New Year’s Resolutions: 
Get healthy 
Find a better job 
Enjoy life to the fullest
Spend less and save more
Reduce & recycle 

So, how do you make your goals achievable? 
Make SMART goals 

S → Specific or significant 
M → Measurable or meaningful 
A → Attainable or action-oriented 
R → Relevant or rewarding 
T → Time-bound or trackable 

For example, you could aim to: 
save a realistic amount of money each month 
run 10km by the end of the year 
give a percentage of your annual salary to charity 

Good luck and HAPPY 2016!

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Infographic: Yael Shinkar

Sources: 
http://visual.ly/guide-new-years-resolutions
https://www.goodnet.org/articles/5-easy-steps-to-achieving-your-new-years-resolution-list
http://visual.ly/most-common-and-most-commonly-broken-new-years-resolution
http://www.statisticbrain.com/new-years-resolution-statistics/

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