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Get on the Path to a Healthier New You With Realistic New Year’s Resolutions That Last!

English: New Year's Day postcard. Reads: "...
To Gossip, Slang and Cuss words / I’ll bid a last “Adieu” / And place a bridle on my tongue / And thoughtless actions, too!” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions for 2012 according to the University of Scranton Journal of Clinical Psychology are:

1. Lose Weight
2. Get Organized
3. Spend Less, Save More
4. Enjoy Life to the Fullest
5. Stay Fit & Healthy
6. Learn Something Exciting
7. Quit Smoking
8. Help Others in Their Dreams
9. Fall in Love
10. Spend More Time With Family

After some thought about these common goals, I came to the conclusion that people just want to be healthy and happy and feel good about themselves. Self-fulfillment… who wouldn’t want a satisfying and worthwhile life well-lived, right?

The funny thing is, most of these resolutions are on TIME’s List of the Top 10 Commonly Broken New Year’s Resolutions.

So why, of the  62% of people who make New Year’s Resolutions, do only 8% succeed?

Isn’t failure the absolute worst way to achieve self-fulfillment?

Instead of setting yourself up for failure, try giving yourself goals that are actually obtainable.

Get more specific and have a plan.

Remember, a New Year’s Resolution is not just supposed to be a wish.

It’s a commitment to yourself to take a step in the right direction on the path to a healthier new you!

Start small.

Here’s a look at a more realistic approach to the Top Ten New Year’s Resolutions for 2012.


Please leave some of your realistic new year’s resolution ideas in the comments below! And don’t forget to let us know how it goes….

+Ashley Steinbrinck writes regularly about natural health and happiness for Natural Healthy Concepts. Visit the site today to browse a wide selection of herbal nutritional supplements, vitamins and homeopathic medicine.

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