The beginning of the new year can seem daunting. With self-improvement mantras spread across social feeds and a seemingly endless amounts of people talking about their goals, it can feel like you, too, need to reach for some pretty-far-up-there stars. But don't let the pressure of everyone else's aspirational plans scare you off. To help make your New Year’s resolutions stick, there's nothing like having a few tricks up your sleeve that can guide you along the way.
In the age where everyone's going to be putting their #lifegoals all over Instagram, it's good to know that if you plan to do the same, you'll have a few good ideas to keep you going well into the new year. (Oh, and by no means do you have to make your goals public ones.)
This isn't to say you have to set goals just for the sake of setting them, or because everyone else is. But the new year gives you the opportunity to take a look at the big picture of your life and find some ways to improve. If you're worried because you have a tendency to make resolutions every year and just haven't had great success with it, this is the year to try a few interesting strategies for keeping yourself on track to attaining them. For legitimately working on making yourself better this year and actually carrying out your aspirations, here are nine ways to make your new year's resolutions stick like glue.