January 4, 2019 | Barb Huntley
 Another year has come and gone, and with that is an excellent opportunity to reflect on the past year. You likely went through highs and lows, tried something new, met new people, and maybe even started a new career. No matter how good or bad you feel about the last year, there is always something you can improve on for your overall well-being in 2019. So, after you’ve set your resolutions, how will you stick with them? Here are our tips:
- Make a SMART resolution. SMART is an acronym for Specific, Measurable, Achievable Relevant and Time-Based. If your goal is to become a billionaire in the next year and you just graduated college that may be a little lofty. If your goal is to save for your first home, that is much more attainable.
- Become accountable. Whatever your goal is to share it with one person. Sharing with someone will make you feel more inclined to achieve what you have told others. If your goal is to run a marathon, sign up for the marathon in advance, so you have the accountability of already paying for it.
- Set a goal that’s true to yourself. One of the most common resolutions is to lose weight. But just because millions of others want to do that in 2019 doesn’t mean you should “need” to too. Set a goal that is individual to your wants and needs in life. Maybe you want to watch a new movie once a week. Others may not see any benefit from that, but you may get more joy out of movies than others. No resolution is stupid.
- Celebrate your progress. Each quarter of the year marks your calendar to check on yourself and resolution. This will not only keep you accountable but inspire you on your journey. Celebrate every quarter you stuck to your resolution.


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