How to Stick With Your New Year's Resolutions

  • Greg Burn

In recent years, the world has seen a rise in people making New Year's resolutions. Whether it's a new gym membership, starting a new diet, or quitting smoking, there are plenty of things people want to change and be better at. 

You’ve probably heard that January is the best month to make your New Year’s resolutions. Why? Because as soon as the ball drops on New Year’s Eve, people feel a renewed sense of motivation and inspiration.

Useful Tips for Making Your New Year's Resolutions Stick

This year, rather than just setting your resolutions and hoping they stick, try employing a few of these tips to help you achieve your goals.

Make sure your resolutions are SMART: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely. If you can’t answer the five SMART questions about your resolutions, you might want to consider a different goal.

Make your resolutions realistic. Please don’t set your resolutions so high that it’s impossible to achieve them. If you’re going to quit smoking, make a plan that you can stick to, and you’ll be much more likely to succeed.

Set a time frame for your resolution. Determine how long you’ll keep trying to stick to your resolution and when you’ll consider yourself a failure.

What are some popular New Year's resolutions?

Some popular New Year's resolutions include eating healthy, quitting smoking, and regularly going to the gym. Luckily, there are a ton of apps that can help make achieving these resolutions easier. Here are a few of the best apps to keep in mind when you want to make your new year's resolutions.


This app allows you to set a goal and a consequence for not achieving that goal. You can set your goal for anything and then set the consequence that will happen if you don't accomplish your goal. Of course, it is possible to set the stake you will put up and the length of time.


momentum app

This app is an extension of the Apple Watch. It tracks your daily progress and encourages you to stay on track with your goals.


iReward app

This app allows you to set a goal and then reward yourself for completing milestones toward that goal. It also can set a countdown timer for when you need to complete the task.

Lose It!

Lose It! is an app for those who want to lose some weight or/and monitor nutrition. This is an app that is used to track your calorie intake. You can log your food intake and track your progress.



MyFitnessPal is a free app that helps users set goals, track their food intake, and set a plan to meet those goals. It also offers many healthy recipes, a barcode scanner, and a food database. MyFitnessPal is a free app with a large community of people trying to lose weight or get in shape – millions of people use this app to keep track of their calories, weight, and exercise.


Fitbit is a fitness tracker that has a wide variety of fitness trackers. It tracks steps, distance, calories burned, and sleep. The app is free to download and use, and it supports syncing stats from the Fitbit tracker to the mobile app. Fitbit shows a lot of information, including your daily stats, goal progress, badges, and achievements. The app tracks steps, calories burned, distance traveled, active minutes, floors climbed, and sleep. The app also shows a graph for your activities that day. If you want to be more active this year, download Fitbit and go!

Quit Smoking

Quit Smoking is an app with a "coach" to help you quit smoking. It shows you the health benefits of quitting and the amount of money you will save.

Achieve Your Goals

New year – new beginnings. It is the time when a lot of people set goals to change their lives for the better. They want to look good and feel happier, earn more, give up bad habits, etc. If you are one of them, I hope that my article helped you set your goals right and found useful habits to stick with your resolutions.