How to Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

10 Great Tips for Keeping Your Resolutions This Year
The start of a new year is the perfect time to turn a new page, which is probably why so many people create New Year's Resolutions. The beginning of a new year often feels like a fresh start, a great opportunity to eliminate bad habits and establish new routines that will help you grow psychologically, emotionally, socially, physically or intellectually. Of course, resolutions are much easier to make than to keep and by the end of January many of us have abandoned our resolve and settled back into our old patterns.
1. Choose a Specific, Realistic Goal
2. Pick Just One Resolution
3. Don't Wait Until New Year's Eve
4. Start With Small Steps
5. Avoid Repeating Past Failures
6. Remember That Change Is a Process
7. Don't Let Small Stumbles Bring You Down
8. Get Support from Your Friends and Family
9. Renew Your Motivation
10. Keep Working on Your Goals

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Great tips! To me, be realistic is #1

You are absolutely correct not to repeat previous mistakes and find new purpose is very important. Happy New Year!

Also if we can teach ourself understanding and compassion, it will give us the opportunity to treat each other better. God bless you all.