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Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions and 5 Ways to Stick to Your Resolution

Setting New Year’s resolutions are not for everyone. In fact, only 45% of Americans typically make them. And only 8% of people are successful in achieving their resolution. iStudySmart.com wants to help you keep your resolution and show you how it can make a difference for years to come.
 
As we resolve to make a change in 2014, the top resolutions each year don’t change too much. Take a look at this list of top 10 resolutions for 2014.

  • 1. Live within your means 
  • 2. Smile and be kind to more people 
  • 3. Exercise more 
  • 4. Spend more time with family and friends 
  • 5. Eat healthier 
  • 6. Recycle more 
  • 7. Do something adventurous 
  • 8. Learn something new 
  • 9. Overcome addiction 
  • 10. Fall in love

While iStudySmart.com can’t help you fall in love – unless it’s a love of learning, we can help in your pursuit of a number on the list. Looking to better manage your budget and #1 live within your means? Why not look into a personal finance course or a course on money & banking? Hoping to #3 exercise more and learn to #5 eat healthier? We have courses on health and anatomy/physiology. If you’re trying to #6 recycle more this new year, try a course on natural sciences or environment and humanity. A great tool in #9 overcoming of an addiction is education. Learn more about addiction in a substance abuse course, or go deeper into the psychological aspect with an intro to psychology course. Of course taking new subjects you’ve never studied is a great way to #8 learn something new, and if you’re an adult learner, going back to college or pursuing a degree is considered #7 doing something adventurous for many. Learning something new keeps us moving forward. We can’t keep doing the same thing and expect a different result. If you want changes in your career, consider adding a degree to your resume. What better resolution than one that can affect your family and your income for years and years?
When setting your resolution, be sure to use these 5 ways to help you stick to your resolution.

  • 1. Start small – for example, know that a degree is your ultimate objective, but start with your goal being to pass your first course. 
  • 2. Keep it simple – passing a course does not have to mean you get a 100. Do your best and keep your goal in focus. 
  • 3. Hold yourself accountable – be true to yourself or study with someone else to stay on track.
  • 4. Enjoy life – don’t forget that any goal should not take the fun out of life – sprinkle in fun along the way to make the ride worth it. 
  • 5. Don’t forget about you – with all we have going on, it’s easy to forget that we need to give ourselves attention and our goals are important.

Stay focused on your goal and don’t give up and this year you will succeed. If education is part of your goal, iStudySmart.com is here to help.

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