Every year, I set a whole long list of New Year's resolutions and every year, when I look back over that list in March (or February, who am I kidding?), I see that I've abandoned all — or at least a really good number — of them without ever really making any headway on any of them. Sound familiar? So, honestly, New Year's resolutions that you can accomplish in a week sounds really good to me. A list that I can complete while I still have all that "new year, new me" motivation going for me? Sounds too good to be true, but it's really not.
New Year's resolutions don't all have to be big, sweeping declarations that will ultimately completely change your life as you know it. Sometimes even small, incremental changes can make a big impact. A 2002 study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology found that 71 percent of people who make New Year's resolutions are able to stick with them for two weeks. But by the six month mark, that number fell to less than half. Also, according for Forbes, it's easier to tackle short-term goals that are designed to only last a week or two, and you just may find those changes end up becoming permanent. Try these eight suggestions to help you get started, and actually accomplish this year's New Year's resolutions for once.