January is the time for making New Year’s resolutions, but some people struggle to be successful with them. Every January many people make New Year’s resolutions to improve their lives or stop bad habits. Some people resolve to lose weight, quit smoking or spend more time with families.
Staci Spencer, Licensed Clinical Social Worker at OSF St. Anthony's Health Center in Alton, tells The Big Z you should not be discouraged if you break your resolution.
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To be successful with resolutions, it’s important to develop a plan for achieving the goals and to stay motivated. Spencer suggests setting specific goals that are realistic, achievable and measurable.