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4 tips to stay committed to your New Year's resolutions

January 30, 2015

New Year's resolutions are much easier said than done. As it goes, you typically start off strong and then veer off track as the months tick by, leaving you with a sense of dissatisfaction. Well, not this year. Make 2015 count by sticking to your guns well beyond January and February. Here are fours tips on how you can stay committed. 

1. Let go and move on
Often, people are held up on the road to success because they are still thinking about the past. For example, a person who works out frequently might use the same gym routines because that's all they know. However, you aren't going to get anywhere if you're using old methods to achieve new, more challenging goals. Get in the right mindset and let go. You'll feel great not having the worries of 2014 with you anymore. 

2. Find allies along the journey
People are taught from a young age about the dangers of peer pressure, but what if the habits you're learning aren't bad? For example, picking up some healthy eating tips from friends and family is a great strategy. Surround yourself with people who have similar goals as you and you'll find that you may be increasingly motivated to go beyond your means.

3. Download the right apps
According to Forbes, there are a number of phone apps that were designed to help people, like yourself, achieve goals. Habit Forge is a free option that will serve as your reminder to keep your promises. It'll ask things like: "Did you achieve your goal YES or NO?" Download one or several of these and hold yourself accountable.

4. Fake it until you make it
Lastly, don't underestimate the power of the old school trick of faking it until you make it. If 2015 is the year you intend to get that promotion, you don't have to wait to be offered a new position to take action. Show some initiative around the office and start dressing the part. It's all about confidence, really, explained the Association for Psychological Science. Even appearing to be better at your job can give you a leg up on other candidates. If nothing else, you can still be proud of your hard work and efforts, which typically pay off down the road anyhow. A little learning never hurt anyone.

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