New Year's Resolutions worth keeping in 2019

If you're planning to exercise today, you may have to wait an hour to use an elliptical machine. Every gym is sure to be filled with all the New Years-resolution-ers who vowed to lose weight in 2019 (which is why I'm not going to the gym today...although, let's be honest, I don't go almost everyday, but still).

According to research by the University of Scranton, only eight percent of people achieve their resolutions. And about 80 percent of people quit their resolutions by February!

But I think we should all try to beat the odds this year! Some of my favorite mental health advocates posted their New Year's resolutions, and I think these resolutions are worth adopting and KEEPING this year.

1. "Let's have our New Years resolutions be an inward thing." - Tarryn Fisher, New York Times bestselling author 
"To be friends to lonely people. To learn to like yourself and criticize yourself less. To stop ourselves from thinking mean things about other people and seeing them through a lens of compassion and understanding. ... Let 2019 be the year of acceptance and grace for yourself and others. Love thy flaws. Do good to those who don't necessarily deserve it. Use your gifts to serve and heal. This world needs our help."

2. "See a counselor." - Jamie TworkowskiTo Write Love On Her Arms founder
"You don’t have to figure it all out on your own. Counseling has helped me a lot, especially when it comes to balance and things I wish were different. You deserve whatever help you need. You deserve people who will listen and walk with you."

3. "Stop stressing over people who have failed to make you a priority." - Holly Riordan, author of Anxiety Ruins Everything
"You are not a backup plan. You are not a plan B. You are not second best. And you should never let someone treat you that way."

4. "Stop thinking about what's wrong with you." - Kristen Carney, host of podcast Mentally Ch(ill)
Here are comic Kristen Carney's resolutions to help improve your mental/physical health:


  • Sleeping late
  • Looking at your phone so much
  • Doubting yourself
  • Procrastinating
  • Thinking about what's wrong with you

  • Doing yoga
  • Waking up at the same time
  • Believing in yourself
  • Writing
  • Making daily to-do list
  • Flossing
Side Note: Kristen means this kind of flossing:

Not this kind: 

If you find yourself struggling to keep your resolutions as the year moves forward, remember: "Slow progress is still progress." 

Instagrammer and influencer Olivia Callaghan said, "Every choice I make in the right direction counts. ... Don't ever feel bad or feel like you're not getting anywhere; slow progress IS progress. You're doing really bloody well." 

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