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What's Your New Year's Resolution?

Making a fresh start in 2013? What goals are you setting for yourself in the new year?

It's been a long year and we've had plenty of time to further entrench ourselves in bad habits while stocking up on new ones.

A new year is a great time to reset and reprioritize the aspects of our lives that matter to us.

Michelle Mikki shared her new year's resolution with us on the Altadena Patch Facebook page: "To get a job, be more productive, lose a few more pounds and also to read books regularly, cover to cover."

What's your new year's resolution? Tell us in the comments section below.

Alison Johnson January 02, 2013 at 02:50 AM
Whatever resolution you make, there are a few ways to make it stick: 1) Make it S.M.A.R.T. That stands for, Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Time-limited. EXAMPLE: "I will jog for minimum 20 minutes, three days a week, from now until Easter." 2) Tell at least one other person-- believe it or not, posting on this blog will actually help you keep your resolution! Putting it in writing is even better, and increases the chance that you will in fact do what you say. 3) If a setback happens, get back on the horse! Statistics show that in the first month, people who who succeed at keeping their resolutions (about 43%, a surprisingly high number) have the same level of success as people who don't. It's what they do AFTER having a setback that distinguishes them. Expect that you'll slip up at least once or twice in the first month, and JUST KEEP GOING! "Success is falling down ten times and getting up eleven." Good luck to all of us.... If I keep my resolution, look for me in a half-marathon before the end of the year in 2013~!

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