New years bring many things into our lives: drunk people, sequined clothes, and a gritty optimism that often blossoms into a determination to better ourselves. Citizens the world over have declared that this is finally the year they’ll lose weight, start dressing like an Instagram model, or generally start living the lives they want.
But only eight percent of people actually keep their New Year’s resolutions, and one third don't even make it through January. Most resolutions fail because we have unrealistic all-or-nothing expectations, or you're trying to fit into a mold rather than building on the life you already have. If you’re one of the countless people who’ve already given up on their New Year’s resolutions, we’ve got some solutions. Here are five easy to execute ways you can commit to upgrading your life this year: