Advice About New Year’s Resolutions

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Recommit to Your New Year's Resolutions

As we ring in the new year, millions of people make resolutions to change their lives for the better, hoping to lose weight, quit smoking, spend more time with their families or make other life improvements. The Web can aid you on your journey, with advice, resources and inspiration that will help you follow through with—or recommit to—your New Year's resolutions.

Advice About New Year’s Resolutions

The act of making New Year’s resolutions has existed for over 4,000 years, but so has the act of breaking them before springtime. For many, the reason for this failure is not a lack of willpower but a lack of proper preparation and resources. This section provides general advice about choosing and accomplishing resolutions, and helps to keep you motivated along the way.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • Believe it or not, January might not actually be the best time to start fulfilling your New Year’s resolution. WebMD has an article encouraging you to wait until spring.
  • It's helpful to have good role models to follow when you're trying to achieve a goal. Bill and Jim Germanakos are twin brothers who starred in the third season of the reality television show The Biggest Loser. They each lost approximately half their weight, a total of 350 pounds, over the eight months of the contest. To learn how they did it, visit their Web site,

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Get in Better Shape

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Quit Smoking

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Get Your Finances in Order

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Continue Your Education

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Become More Religious or Spiritual

If you want to spend the upcoming year getting more in touch with your spiritual side, let the ... read more »

Spend More Time With Your Kids

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Get More Involved With Charity

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Help the Environment

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