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21 reSolutionS (conTInUED FRoM PAGE 48) 5 Tips for Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions Did you know that according to research from the University of Scranton, only eight percent of people actually keep their New eat HealtHier Year’s resolutions? Well, that’s about to change because here are five tips on how to keep your resolutions going 18. Eat Well. Your goal for 2018 shouldn’t be about dieting, it should be about making healthy eating part of your lifestyle. Thinking of healthy food as a way of life will help this resolution last. 19. Play More. As adults, we sometimes forget that play is an essential part of life. Play is an important source of relaxation and stimulation for adults. In addition, it can make you more creative and productive. Resolve to let loose this year and have some fun! gina PrezioSa 20. Give Back. “Working for a company that donates 100 percent of net profits to humanitarian causes around the world has helped me better understand the impact that one person can have. My resolution for 2018 is to purchase less for myself, so that I can have more money to give to those in need, and to spend more of my free time on service.” — gina Preziosa, Shankara throughout the year. 1. Set Small Goals: Setting small, attainable goals throughout the year will help keep you on track and act as a constant reminder of your resolution. 2. Keep Record: Experts recommend charting your progress to keep yourself on the path to success. Try starting a blog to make your progress public and keep 21. Volunteer with ISPA. Shameless plug, but what better way to improve yourself and your career than by volunteering with an organi- zation that cares about both of those things? From task forces to article submis- sions, ISPA has something for everyone’s skillset. Email ispa@ispastaff.com to learn about volunteer opportunities that work for you. n yourself accountable. 3. Work Together: Pair up with a friend who has the same goals as you do. There’s power in numbers. 4. Be Patient: No one is perfect. Don’t be hard on yourself when you slip up, just get back out there and keep working towards your goal. 5. Treat Yourself: When you hit those small goals you want more resolution inspiration from your fellow ISPA members? click here! 50 PULSE ■ January/February 2018 made, reward yourself with a special gift. You deserve it!