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We typically have the same New Year's resolutions every year: lose weight, save money, and be a better person. But often those resolutions are out the window by January 15. It's difficult to stay committed to a healthier and more active lifestyle, to be more organized, or to kick other bad habits, and it's easy to give up way too soon before feeling like you've accomplished your goal. 

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The trick is to start with smaller goals that easy to stick to and don't require too much discipline or self-control. If you start small, it's easier to then build more confidence and start tackling bigger projects and stick to heftier resolutions in the future. This new year, instead of stressing over how you didn't accomplish anything, commit to these 12 New Year's resolutions that you'll actually want to keep. Trust us!

1. Go on the Taco Cleanse. 1

1. Go on the Taco Cleanse.

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Every year, I strive to be healthier. And every year, I lose a little weight, gain a little, and generally stay the same. This year, instead of stressing about the number on the scale, I am going on The Taco Cleanse. Really, it's just a way for me to eat a whole lot more tacos every single day. And what's wrong with that?

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2. Buy lingerie that makes YOU feel good. 2

2. Buy lingerie that makes YOU feel good.

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It's nice to do something for your sweetie, but it's even nicer to do something good for you. Buying a fantastic new bra or even some sexy stockings that make you feel like a million bucks will ultimately make you your No. 1 fan. And you better believe that you deserve it!

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3. Take a class in something you've always wanted to learn. 3

3. Take a class in something you've always wanted to learn.

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I've always wanted to try archery. Or drumming lessons. Or ... I don't know, something fun! This is the year to try that thing you have always wanted to try. Maybe that means a pottery class or a cake decorating class or a Brazilian mixed martial arts class. Whatever it is, just go for it!

4. Have more chocolate, period. 4

4. Have more chocolate, period.

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Do I really need to explain this? Do we need to talk about how dark chocolate is full of antioxidants and good for you? Nah, let's skip that. Just have a piece of chocolate and be done with it!

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5. Spend more time with friends and family. 5

5. Spend more time with friends and family.

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We always want to spend more time with friends and family, but sometimes it's difficult to do that between work, family obligations and who knows what else. This year, I'm going to set aside one night of the week to host a friend (or two) at my house. This way, we get to spend time together and I get some much-needed socializing at least once a week.

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6. Do something to spark your creativity. 6

6. Do something to spark your creativity.

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In case you have been living under a rock lately, adult coloring books are the latest trend. I've been a fan for a while, to be honest, and I'm happy to see others embracing this pretty way to relax. Doing something creative is a fun way to try something new, or just indulge in an old hobby you've long forgotten.

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7. Make a part of your home your space. 7

7. Make a part of your home your space.

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It's easy to get overwhelmed with everything in the house. Whether it's work, cleaning, family time, or just plain old stress, the one thing that I really want to accomplish this year is creating a space in my home where I can just go and retreat whenever. Simply a place to relax, read, rest and just ... do me, just me.

8. Help your community in some way. 8

8. Help your community in some way.

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Doing something good for other people, like volunteering at a children's hospital or with animals, is undoubtedly going to make you feel great. I like to volunteer at my local animal shelter to help socialize cats, which both makes me feel good for my community as well as de-stresses me. It's a resolution that's fun and doesn't actually feel like a resolution at all.

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9. Indulge in that one beauty thing you just LOVE. 9

9. Indulge in that one beauty thing you just LOVE.

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I love red lipstick. Absolutely, positively love it. In fact, I would say that I have about 15 shades of red lipstick ... and counting. This year, I am letting go of my secret beauty shame and embracing it. Accepting that one beauty thing you're just totally obsessed with, and maybe doing it almost every day, is definitely one resolution that's easy to keep.

10. Start a gratitude jar and fill it up every day. 10

10. Start a gratitude jar and fill it up every day.

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Whether it's for saving money, achieving something or simply writing down a happy thought every single day (my personal favorite), start a jar and collect something for 365 days. At the end of the year, open it up and enjoy your spoils! I'm looking forward to reading about all of my happy 2020 moments when I open my gratitude jar in 2021.

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11. Save money for something you actually want. 11

11. Save money for something you actually want.

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Saving money for a rainly day and in a 401(k) is important, yes, but you should also be putting aside a little dough for something you actually want is nice, too. This year I'll be saving money for a trip to Europe ... or maybe to my homeland, Cuba. It's definitely going to keep me motivated all year long to know that I have something awesome to look forward to.

12. Make time for something you love every single day. 12

12. Make time for something you love every single day.

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This sort of encompasses all of the other resolutions, but a friend once told me that I shouldn't be prioritizing my calendar but scheduling my priorities. I took that advice to heart, and now make time for writing (my biggest passion and creative pursuit) every single day. What's that one thing you simply can't get enough of? Put time in your calendar to do it every single day!