Now that the dust has settled on another hectic holiday season, many of us have turned our attention to setting New Year’s resolutions and making positive changes in our lives. It’s a familiar cycle: each January we promise ourselves that this is the year we will really follow through on those resolutions to improve areas of our life, from our health to our career to our personal relationships. But without clear goals and steps in place to attain them, it can be difficult to successfully achieve meaningful, lasting changes in our busy and demanding lives. Dr. Vince Guglielmetti, a physician with MedExpress Urgent Care, offers tips on how to set resolutions that stick so you can have a happier, healthier 2019. Guglielmetti says oftentimes, resolutions do not work because they’re focused on negativity – focusing on the benefits or enjoyment of an end result can be a more effective way to achieve positive and lasting change. He says set reasonable goals and make a plan to stay accountable and find ways to stay inspired. Set reachable goals and don’t be too hard on yourself if you slip up. If you slip up, reset, and keep your goals at the top of your mind. Dr. Gulielmetti also says it is important to consult with a healthcare professional before beginning a new regiment. Happy New Year!