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Your New Year's Resolution Toolkit

By January 1, 2013

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So you've decided to make a New Year's Resolution this year, but are not quite sure how to get started? Fortunately, there are plenty of great tips and advice around About.com to help you reach your goals. No matter what type of goal you are setting, whether it is to get in shape get organized, the following resources can help point you in the right direction.

New Year's Resolutions toolbox

Some Popular Goals:

Lose Weight or Get in Shape: If your goal is to lose weight and get in shape, Paige Waehner provides some excellent tips on how to set goals, create a plan, and learn more about exercise in her article on getting ready for a New Year.

Stop Smoking: Kicking the smoking habit can be tough, but our Guide to Smoking Cessation, Terry Martin, offers a great e-course that can help. Sign up for Quit Smoking 101.

Spend More Time With Family: School, work, and other external demands can make it difficult to spend quality time with family and other loved ones. Our Guide to Family Fitness, Catherine Holecko, shares some great ideas on some fun activities you can enjoy with your family.

More Ideas

Still searching for a resolution? Here are a few links that might offer inspiration:

Tips for Overcoming Obstacles to Success:

How to Keep Your New Year's Resolution: Some tips from psychology on how to make your resolutions stick.

How to Break a Bad Habit: Some of the most common resolutions involve making major behavior changes and ending destructive habits. Nancy Schimelpfening takes a closer look at the step toward making this type of life change.

Get What You Want Out of the New Year: About.com's Guide to Stress Management, Elizabeth Scott, provides some great goal-setting tips that apply to any time of year.

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