New Year's Resolutions- 2017

With a new year comes new resolutions! Everyone at least tries to come up with some sort of resolution for the new year. Whether or not they actually go through with it is a different story.

We’ve all heard of the saying “New year,  new you!” How many of you have gone to your local gym and noticed a huge influx of people? The new year symbolizes a new start, a blank slate. You can do whatever you want.

What are the Top Resolutions?

  • Lose Weight
  • Getting Organized
  • Spend Less, Save More
  • Enjoy Life to the Fullest
  • Staying Fit and Healthy
  • Learn Something Exciting
  • Quit Smoking
  • Help Others in Their Dreams
  • Fall in Love
  • Spend More Time with Family

How to Stick With Them?

Keeping up with a resolution is hard to do. Especially once you get past January. According to, only 8% of Americans are actually successful in keeping their resolutions. That’s a small amount, considering only 45% of people usually make them.

The X Effect: This is a card system where you make 50 boxes to represent 50 days. I’ve only found this on Reddit, but these are the introduction rules:

  • Set up 50 days of targets to knock down (most commonly squares on paper that you cross off with an X, allowing you to be discouraged from breaking the chain of X‘s, which is oddly effective).
  • Make sure you have clear “why(s)” for doing this
  • If you miss one, you make sure you succeed the very next day.
  • If you complete the 50, the habit is yours. Enjoy its rewards.

Accountability Buddy: Keeping up with making new habits is hard. Ask anyone who’s ever tried to lose weight, quite smoking, or battle an addiction on their own. Keeping everything to yourself makes it a lot harder. Let people know. Tell your friends, your co-workers, or your family. The more you talk about it, the more it keeps you on track. Have people ask you about it!

Create a Goals List: Make a list of what you want to accomplish. Figure out the steps you need to take to reach those goals. Break things down as much as you can. It’s easier to tackle a super large goal if you break it down into multiple smaller goals.

Our Resolutions

So what has Little Birdie Told You resolved for 2017? Glad you asked!

I’ve definitely been slacking on posting. I haven’t been as consistent as I’d like to, and now that I have my thyroid issue under control, I can actually drag myself out of bed in the morning. Thyroid issues can really cause some problems you weren’t expecting.

Personally, I’m following the trends and have hit the gym, changed my diet, and I’m trying to be more organized.


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