Did you make a New Year's resolution? Whether you vowed to run a marathon or save more money in 2018, these tips can help you stick to it. Be specific. Instead of saying you want to be healthier in 2018, resolve to pack a healthy lunch five days each week or replace your daily soda with water. Put it in writing. Write down your resolution on a piece of paper. Then, put that piece of paper somewhere where you'll see it often, like on the bathroom mirror or the bulletin board next to your computer. Make it public. Don't keep your resolution a secret! Tell your family and friends about it so they can offer their support and encouragement. You may even find that one of your loved ones has a similar resolution, and you can work to hold each other accountable. Track your progress. Keep a journal of your progress. Seeing how far you've come will encourage you to keep going. Go easy on yourself. Did you vow to hit the gym three days per week but only make it twice last week? Don't let one slip-up completely derail your resolution. Instead, dust yourself off and get back on the wagon next week.