Every year, millions of people view the new year as a time to start fresh.
New year, new me.
Quitting smoking or drinking.
Maybe you want to add an exercise routine or run a marathon (or to the mailbox without dying).
Perhaps you want to learn a new hobby or pick up some positive habits like meditation or increased water intake.
Whatever you are doing in 2020, now that we are nearly 2 weeks into the new year, you’ve likely hit a snag.
Keeping resolutions is hard.
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT RESOLUTIONS
Here are the top 10 resolutions from last year: 
1. Diet or eat healthier
2. Exercise more
3. Lose weight
4. Save more and spend less
5. Learn a new skill or hobby
6. Quit smoking
7. Read more
8. Find another job
9. Drink less alcohol
10. Spend more time with family and friends
Not surprisingly, only 8% of people keep their resolutions all year. 
There’s evidence to suggest that the ancient Babylonians were making new year resolutions as far back as 4000 years ago. 
80% of resolutions fail by February. 
HOW TO BEAT THE ODDS AND KEEP YOUR RESOLUTIONS
The best tip is to be realistic. While it is possible to lose 100 pounds or read 50 novels in a year, start small, and choose achievable, measurable goals. Maybe 1-2 pounds per week or a novel every 1-2 weeks.
Another way to stay motivated is to keep track of your progress. For nearly every resolution, there are apps and online communities that are made to keep track of progress and help encourage you in your goal.
In addition to these proven techniques, try wearing a reminder in the form of a custom wristband. Be creative, and write a catchy phrase that reminds you of your goals. Let’s go through the list of popular resolutions, and come up with some ideas for each.
1. Diet or eat healthier - A healthy today leads to a hopeful tomorrow.
2. Exercise more - What hurts today will be just a warm-up soon.
3. Lose weight - I’m not there yet, but I’m closer than yesterday.
4. Save more / spend less - Difficult roads lead to beautiful destinations
5. Learn a new skill or hobby - If you’ve got time to sit, you’ve got time to knit.
6. Quit smoking - Quit smoking or die trying.
7. Read more - Less Facebook, more face-in-a-book.
8. Find another job - Now is NOT the time to give up.
9. Drink less alcohol - If you can quit for a day, you can quit for a lifetime.
10. Spend more time with family and friends - Time > Money. Spend it generously.