If you’ve given up on your New Year’s resolution already, you’re not alone. According to a study, January 17th is the day most resolutions fail . . . and that was last weekend.
But here are three tips on how to turn your failed New Year’s resolution into a habit you’ll actually stick with . . .
1. Pick something that you WANT to do. If you hate going to the gym, you’re not going to stick with it. So pick something you don’t HATE, and you’ll be much more likely to make it a habit. Something like going for a walk outside every day.
2. Choose something you CAN do. Like if your goal was to eat home-cooked meals during the week, but you realized it’s just not possible with your work schedule, try just cooking on the weekends.
3. Whatever you choose, it should still be effective. For example, if you’re trying to reduce stress and you start meditating . . . but then you notice that meditation just makes you MORE aware of how stressed out you are, that’s not effective. And it’s definitely not something you’ll keep up long-term. (CNN)