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New Year Resolutions

How to Stick to New Year Resolutions


Want to get fighting fit? Or kick a bad habit? Make a New Year's resolution.

The tricky part is sticking to resolutions. The loftier the resolution, the tougher it is to hang on to. It takes steely nerves to live by what you resolve.

Read these quotes about New Year resolutions and gain the inspiration to improve your life.

Marie Edgeworth
The man who will not execute his resolutions when they are fresh upon him can have no hope from them afterwards; they will be dissipated, lost and perish in the hurry and scurry of the world, or sunk in the slough of indolence.

A dog's New Year's Resolution: I will not chase that stick unless I actually see it leave his hand!

John Burroughs
One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: To rise above the little things.

Andre Gide
But can one still make resolutions when one is over forty? I live according to twenty-year old habits.

Helen Fielding, Bridget Jones's Diary
I do think New Year's resolutions can't technically be expected to begin on New Year's Day, don't you? Since, because it's an extension of New Year's Eve, smokers are already on a smoking roll and cannot be expected to stop abruptly on the stroke of midnight with so much nicotine in the system. Also dieting on New Year's Day isn't a good idea as you can't eat rationally but really need to be free to consume whatever is necessary, moment by moment, in order to ease your hangover. I think it would be much more sensible if resolutions began generally on January the second.

John Selden
Never tell your resolution beforehand, or it's twice as onerous a duty.

Henry Moore
I think in terms of the day's resolutions, not the year's.

St John Chrysostom
When we once begin to form good resolutions, God gives us every opportunity of carrying them out.

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