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New Year's Resolutions and tips for keeping them all year


As we approach the beginning of a new year, millions of Americans make resolutions.

In 20-12, one in two Americans made a resolution, but nearly half gave up on their resolutions.

Some of the top resolutions expected to be made in 2013 include: volunteer more ,spend more time with family, further education, get a better job, lose weight/get fit, improve finances and manage stress.

We spoke with some people in the community and some KWWL staffers to see what they hope to accomplish in 2013.

"Just to be nice to other people and treat them as I'd want to be treated and just pass it on," said Vicki Wildeboer.

"This year I resolve to take chances. Maybe it'll lead me somewhere where I wouldn't normally end up, and that can be good. So we'll see what happens," said KWWL 6 p.m. producer Adam Amdor.

"Keep myself a little healthier and spend more time with the family," said Scott Jordan.

"To lose weight. How do you plan to do that? I'm going to start exercising more," said Yulana Strong.

"I would like to work out more because the holidays have not been kind to me," said KWWL multi-media manager Amie Steffen.

"My New Year's resolution, since I had a baby, is to lose all the baby weight I gained and hopefully I can accomplish that in two months. Mainly just working out because I used to work out all the time, and I haven't worked out since I had Claire. So just work out. That's the main goal," said KWWL meteorologist Denice Pelster.

"My New Year's resolution is to handle my money better," said KWWL 5 p.m. producer Dominic Trombino.

"To win the lottery and to help people that are less fortunate than I am," said Rosalyn.

"My New Year's resolution is to get more sleep and drink lots more coffee," said KWWL morning anchor Natasha Chughtai.

"My New Year's resolution is to find my good friend Danielle Wagner a boyfriend," said KWWL morning reporter Nikki Newbrough.

If you do plan to make a resolution, self-discipline expert and author Rory Vaden has these tips: pick just one resolution, give yourself a financial incentive, don't measure your results - measure your efforts, set a weekly alarm on your calendar to evaluate your progress and find a friend or an accountability partner.

You are three times more likely to stick with your resolution all year if you stick with it for the first 30 days.

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