Real Life. Real News. Real Voices.
Help us tell more of the stories that matter from voices that too often remain unheard.
Join HuffPost Plus
Healthy Living

How To Actually Make Your New Year's Resolution Stick

Victory will taste so sweet.

Welp, it's that time of year again. At the turn of a fresh calendar page, more than 40 percent of Americans will resolve to change in some way. Two-thousand and sixteen will be your year: You'll eat healthier, you'll go to the gym or you'll make a major career move.

While we all go into the new year all bright-eyed and hopeful, only about eight percent of us will actually keep our 2016 resolutions. Holding on to our start-of-year commitments tends to be a set-up for failure because our resolutions are poorly constructed: They're often too lofty or unattainable, which can deter us from following through.

This year, why not resolve to keep a reasonable resolution? It'll take a bit of outlining -- you'll need to make it specific and achievable and devise a plan of attack. For more specific tips, check out GoodNet's infographic below. And if happiness is on your to-do list for the year ahead, sign up for HuffPost Lifestyle's newsletter and join our 30-day happiness challenge to become a happier, healthier version of yourself. You won't want to miss it.

Also on HuffPost:

The Best Happiness Quotes We've Heard