How to Keep New Year’s Resolutions

Sticking to New Year’s resolutions is hard for everyone. That’s why I made a system that will help you implement change in a lasting way and ensure you keep your New Year goals this year and every year to come!

  • By Jess Dang
  • January 2, 2020

Because we’re more likely to break our New Year’s resolutions by February than keep them for the year, this episode is dedicated to a fail-safe plan for resolutions that aren’t some short-term whim, but a real long-lasting habit.

As you know, I’m all about systems and whether you make resolutions or not, this episode will provide you with incredibly useful tips on developing a system to help implement whatever change you’re looking to make in 2020 (and beyond). You can apply these tips not just to your health and cooking resolutions, but to any personal goal you have for the year ahead.

Plus, I always like to start off the new year by reflecting on the past year, so you’ll also get to hear some of my favorite things about 2019 and all my hopes for 2020 (I have many but also a plan to make sure these hopes turn into reality!).

After this episode, you’ll know:

  1. Why most people don’t keep their resolutions and how you can be different
  2. The first thing you need to do before making a New Year’s resolution
  3. How to approach life changes like a consultant

Cheers to your progress in 2020!


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