WELLNESS
01/07/2015 08:15 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

How To Stick To Your Goals, According To Science

Each new year brings feelings of hope and change, and for many of us, that means setting new goals.

We promise ourselves we're going to get healthier, be more kind or accomplish more at work. Unfortunately, making these vows is only half the battle -- following through on them is an entirely different story. In fact, only about 40 percent of people actually keep their New Year's resolutions, Forbes recently reported.

Luckily, there are a few ways to stay motivated and make those ambitions a little more fail-proof. Happify, a website and app dedicated to helping people build skills for happiness through science-based activities and games, broke down the research-backed tricks to keeping your goals. Check out the infographic below.

Here's to making 2015 not just the year you promise to make a change, but the year that you actually complete it.

-- Lindsay Holmes

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