5\u2026 4\u2026 3\u2026 2\u2026 1\u2026 Happy New Year! Now change everything about yourself this minute!\r\n\r\nThat\u2019s not likely or reasonable. Set yourself up for success! Here are some tips on how to keep your New Year\u2019s resolutions without making yourself hate life.\r\n\r\nMake Reasonable Resolutions: Be honest with yourself and what you\u2019re capable of doing. Want to lose weight? Instead of setting a huge number of pounds that looms over your head, try committing to visit the gym three times a week. Whatever your goals may be, make sure that they are attainable and break them up into smaller steps. Resolutions can still be challenging, but don\u2019t make them impossible. While you\u2019re at it, write your resolutions down to keep you honest.\r\n\r\nBuddy Up: Tell your close family and friends about your goals so they can help you. Maybe someone else in your circle has a similar goal and you\u2019ll find a gym buddy, or someone you can call when you\u2019re trying to resist those cupcakes in the office break room.\r\n\r\nTrack Your Progress: Hold yourself accountable by tracking your progress. Write it down with your resolutions so you can see where you\u2019ve been and where you\u2019re going. For example, if you\u2019re trying to save for a trip, set a special savings account and keep track of how much you\u2019re contributing to your dream vacation.\r\n\r\nCelebrate: When you reach those small intermediary goals, give yourself the recognition you deserve. That doesn\u2019t mean pigging out once you\u2019ve lost five pounds. It does mean to acknowledge when you\u2019ve made progress by treating yourself in another way. Make plans with friends to see a movie, go for a special hike, watch one of your favorite movies, or celebrate in another way that\u2019s special to you.\r\n\r\nDon\u2019t Give Up: No one is perfect. Again, no one is perfect. You might fall off the wagon. Don\u2019t use that as an excuse to let your whole year fall apart. Evaluate what made the detour happen, and then get back on track. It\u2019s only a failure if you let one slip up derail your long-term goals.\r\n\r\nWe hope these tips help you pave a road through a happy and healthy 2017!