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How to keep your new year's resolutions

It’s a new year and that means it’s time for a new round of new year’s resolutions. As we start 2016, most of us will be setting some sort of goals for ourselves – whether we tell everyone, write them down or keep them in our own heads.

So you’ve got yours? Great! Now comes the tricky part: actually sticking to them.

If you don’t want to be one of the 80% of people who give up on their new year’s resolution, here are 5 very 2016 ways to make sure you stay on top of yours.

Join a Facebook group

When you’re reporting back to others, it’s much harder to go back on your word. Studies have even shown that just telling someone else about your goals can make you more likely to stick to them.

Whatever your goals, you can guarantee there’s a thriving Facebook community dedicated to it. Building a business? Check out Business Betty. Want to start a craft-y new hobby? Join a group like Craft Share.

Facebook group are some of the best online communities you can find and this year everyone will be joining them.

Use an app

If one of your resolutions is to spend less time on Facebook, there are plenty of other ways to create accountability.

Coach.me is a habit-tracking app that helps you stay on track with your goals. We love the free version, but there’s also the option to upgrade and have the help of a coach to get you where you want to be. The basic app is free and includes community support.

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Keep a journal

If you prefer to take a more old school approach, put pen to paper and track your progress in a notebook.

Invest in some pretty notebooks like these ones from Ohh Deer and you’ll want to use them so much that you’ll want to stick to your new resolutions. Record your goals, dreams, progress and problem areas.

Grab a book

If you’e in need of some motivation or not sure where to start, there’s a plethora of self-help books written by gurus who know exactly how to set and stick to new habits.

We love The Power of Habit by award-winning journalist Charles Duhigg to understand why you have certain habits – and how to change them.