Must Read Monday: How to actually stick to your New Year’s resolutions this year

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I can’t believe it’s 2016. For most of us going back to work after one or two weeks off, today either feels like a fresh start or like the weight of the world is on your shoulders. And let’s not even talk about those New Year’s resolutions that you made this weekend but are already rethinking. Listen, don’t worry if you didn’t get to complete your perfect vision board, or if your goals seem overwhelming and you’re not sure if you’re going to meet them yet. The fact is, people who make resolutions are 10 times more likely to attain their goals than people who don’t. You simply have to put in the time to think through and then implement the habits that will support you achieving your resolutions. That’s why this Monday’s list of must-reads is filled with helpful resources to ensure you conquer your goals in 2016.

  1. One of the trickiest parts about making a resolution is you have to set yourself up for success. Sometimes we give ourselves “busy” goals so that we feel good about how packed our schedule is, rather than how meaningfully productive we are each day. Check out this on-point Fast Company article about How to change your 5 common career resolutions so you’ll actually be successful.
  2. So you made those resolutions – now what? This helpful article from Daily Worth zeroes in on six popular goals and maps out how to achieve them this year.
  3. If you’re the kind of person that appreciates a good app to hold you accountable, Mashable shares this great list of 9 free apps that’ll help you reach (and keep) your New Year’s resolutions.
  4. Oh, but lest you get all caught up in making goals based on external expectations and pressures, check out this critical read, 2016: The Year Of Not Giving A Sh*t About What You’re Supposed To Be Doing.
  5. If you’re like me and daily affirmations keep you motivated to face life’s challenges, bookmark this list of 70 Affirmations to Help You Stay Positive, Focused and Motivated to meditate on this year.

Now, breathe, begin your day, and know that within you already is everything you need to make your resolutions a reality.

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