Another New Year! More New Year Resolutions…”This year I am going to eat better, exercise more, stop smoking, drink less.” Do resolutions actually work? Do people stick with them? On average, a third of those who make resolutions have given them up by mid-January! Why does this happen? If we want to change something, why is it so difficult? We are human, that is why. We like our habits (or go back to them easily) and it is hard to do many big lifestyle changes all at once! This year, take a look at your resolutions and before they get broken, choose that one resolution that is the most important to you and mentally decide to really stick with it. Make and write down small goals for your resolution. Forgive yourself if you break your goal and restart again. Focus mentally that you can do it! Get your close circle of family and friends involved in your resolution. Reward yourself when you make it! Because, you can make it, if it is important to you. In fact, you must make it happen because the next New Year is a long time away.