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Every year it may be a struggle to figure out what your new year resolutions may be. But it doesn't have to always be so difficult. Surveys have shown that the reason some have problems reaching their goals is because they create such high resolutions. You don't have to transform into that perfect body you always wanted or stop eating every single piece of food with sugar in it. Realistic goals are easily met and encouraging to the mind & body.

About 44% of Americans said they were making at least one new year's resolution, according to a national Marist poll conducted in early December. And about two-thirds of those who made a resolution for 2016 said they stuck to at least part of their goals. “Start with very very small steps,” said Dr. Lina Shihabuddin, a psychiatrist and chief medical officer at RWJBarnabas Health in West Orange, N.J.

Setting small goals can make success easier to achieve and limit the chances of giving up because of missing a goal. And don’t be afraid to seek resources for help, Shihabuddin said. Smokers are more likely to quit if they are willing to see their doctor and take advantage of medication or support groups.

Here's a great way to keep your goals at the forefront of your mind. Print this list and leave it out somewhere you will see it often. It will definitely help remind you of your resolutions on a daily basis.

 

 

 

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