Stick to those New Year's Resolutions in 2020

It’s official, it’s New Year’s Resolution season with the same goals topping the list each year. Here are some tips and tricks to help you stick to those resolutions and actually keep them. 

Lose weight.  Most of us have tipped the scales and not in our favor over-indulging during the holiday season. Kick off a healthy new you by committing to when it comes to gaining weight over the holiday season. Experts advise setting realistic expectations and goals FIRST and incorporate a diet and exercise plan at the same time. And be sure to always consult your physician before beginning that diet and exercise plan. 

Spend less and create a budget. There are many ways to trim your current costs. Looking at your current finances you can easily shrink some of those bills with minimal effort. Drop your auto insurance and homeowners insurance simply by combining them with the same insurer. As for that cable bill, a lengthy call goes a long way. Most cable companies are willing to negotiate rather than lose you as a customer. 

A new career.  Get to work on that resume first. Websites such as mypefectresume.com offer free templates in Word or PDF format. Update your LinkedIn profile with these pro tips and be sure that your LinkedIn syncs up with your resume. 

Cut back on stress. One of the healthiest and best things you can do for your overall health is to get enough sleep or 7-9 hours per night. Get your head in the right space with these free meditation apps ranging from 5-20 minutes in length. 

Quit smoking.  This nasty habit and quitting it always takes the top spot each year on the New Year’s Resolution list. There are a plethora of options out there but the best place to start that cessation program is by going to CDC.gov for all the resources you need.