12/31/2015 03:21 pm ET Updated Dec 31, 2016

How to Stick to Your New Years Resolution, Really This Time

What are tips you'd use to stick to New Years resolutions? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.

Answer by Nelson Wang, founder of CEO Lifestyle, on Quora.

New Year's Resolutions. Everyone loves making them. Everyone hates committing to them.
Just keeping it real.
I have good news for you. I put together a list of life hacks to make sure you crush your New Years resolutions.
Here's are 5 tips that will help you actually stick to your New Year's resolutions:
1. Have unavoidable daily reminders:
Print a picture of your goal and stick it onto your fridge. Want to take it up a notch? Make a magnet that represents your goal and put that on the fridge.
Put it on your calendar so that you get that daily reminder pop up on your phone.
Post a motivational quote on your ceiling. This way when you wake up, you're looking at message that makes you want to hustle.
Write it down on a post-it note and stick it to your bathroom mirror.
For example, if you walked into my bathroom you'd see a post-it note on the mirror that says:
*Write an awesome article once a week for my blog
*Practice Spanish once a day on Duolingo (I'm learning a new language)
*Eat a green smoothie twice a day
2. Write it on your Facebook wall - Write your goals on your Facebook wall and share it with the world so that people can hold you accountable. Want to make it even more intense? Promise a monthly or quarterly update on your progress. #SocialAccountability
3. Make it data driven and create visuals of your progress - I'll give you an example of how you can do this.
Let's say you want to lose weight by running and lifting weights for an entire month. Use a calendar to keep track of your progress and put an X on each day that you complete.
Let's say you want to eat healthier. Use an app like MyFitnessPal to track your daily calorie intake.
Let's say you want to get a promotion. Use a tool like Prezi or Google Presentations to keep track of all of your great accomplishments for the year.
4. Make your goals very specific - It's harder to map out a plan when your New Year's resolution is vague.
Here are some examples of vague goals: I want to be in really great shape. I want to be better at work. I want to learn a new language. 
Here's a tip: Be specific.
Here are some examples of specific goals: I want to reduce my cholesterol levels by 10%. I want to become an engineering manager within 12 months. I want to learn how to speak Spanish fluently so that I can hold a decent conversation.
Get down to the details and it'll make it easier for you to map out a plan to get to our goals!
5. Celebrate your wins - As you make progress on your goals, make sure you take a moment to celebrate your wins.
Send yourself an e-card.
Sing out loud to your favorite song and dance around like no one's watching.
Post a celebration photo on Instagram with crazy amounts of hashtags.
Enjoy a nice sushi dinner. Or steak. Or grilled veggies. Or whatever you like to eat.
Yell out from the rooftops.
Because you know what, being awesome deserves a lot of love.
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