It’s that time of year…everyone is mulling over New Year’s resolutions. With most resolutions failing by February, YumEarth wanted to share some tips to accomplish your resolution.

“Make New Year’s goals. Dig within, and discover what you would like to have happen in your life this year. This helps you do your part. It is an affirmation that you’re interested in fully living life in the year to come.”      Melody Beattie

  1. Prepare – Plan a path to success by building time into your schedule each day to work towards your resolution. Explore why you have been unable to commit to it in the past.
  2. Motivation – To keep your motivation strong all year long use simple hacks like setting your favorite song to be your morning alarm or stocking your phone with motivational images, quotes, and memes.
  3. Goals – Set smaller but finite goals that seem less daunting but will help motivate you.
  4. Rewards – Plan a few nice rewards to give yourself when you’ve stuck to your resolution for a week, a month, or 3 months.
  5. Track Progress – The best motivation for sticking to your resolution is to see yourself making progress. If losing weight is your resolution, weigh yourself and enjoy the rush you get closer to achieving your big goals.
  6. Cheat Better – Even the most self-disciplined person will eventually come across cravings or lack of motivation. Prepare for these times so you can “cheat responsibly.” If eating better is one of your resolutions, stock up on better treats like YumEarth organic candy, to help get you through any sugar cravings without derailing your entire diet.

“We spend January 1st walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives…not looking for flaws, but for potential.” – Ellen Goodman