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50 Ways to Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick in 2019

Reader's Digest.CA Logo By Tina Donvito of Reader's Digest.CA | Slide 1 of 50: The first step to achieving your resolution is to set a goal you can actually reach. 'While a lot of people who make New Year's resolutions generally find them hard to keep, those who are successful make reasonable ones,' says Deborah Serani, PsyD, author of Depression in Later Life. 'Unrealistic resolutions set you up for failure.' For example, instead of vowing to get supermodel skinny, set a plan to help you get to a healthier weight.

Set attainable resolutions

The first step to achieving your resolution is to set a goal you can actually reach. 'While a lot of people who make New Year's resolutions generally find them hard to keep, those who are successful make reasonable ones,' says Deborah Serani, PsyD, author of Depression in Later Life. 'Unrealistic resolutions set you up for failure.' For example, instead of vowing to get supermodel skinny, set a plan to help you get to a healthier weight.

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