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It's that time of year already. The turkey and dressing of Thanksgiving and Christmas is already a thing of the past. That meas it's time to get started on those New Year's resolutions. Many people don't even like the word "resolution" because it is typically something we pinky promise to do in January and give up on by February or March. But when you think about it, resolutions are just goals, hopes, and aspirations. And that's something we should all always have. Making a resolution just means you're determined to do something. And there's absolutely nothing wrong with that. But the reason most people don't turn their resolutions into permanent changes is because they don't have a strong support system to help them stay motivated. But if you make your resolutions together as a couple, you have a greater chance of making them last.

Make your own goals first. It is important for you to be reflective by yourself first and examine where you would like to see yourself next year. Be sure to cover all the bases - financial, spiritual, professional, etc. - and be sure to be specific. Having vague goals makes it difficult for you to follow up with yourself and asses whether or not you've completed it. Work out more is okay, but work out three to five times a week is much better. When you are specific, you can keep track of your progress.

Share with your significant other. Once you've set your personal goals for the upcoming or new year, it is important to share them with your sweet-honey-love-muffin so that they can make sure your goals are both challenging and attainable. They should know you well enough by now to know whether or not you are being realistic with what you can accomplish.

Hold each other accountable. Once you have your s/o's goals, it is then your responsibility to hold them accountable and be supportive with them in this journey. Don't nag and annoy them. They won't want to share with you in the future if you do it in a mean or rude way. But it is more than okay to be the spiritual and emotional support they need.

What do you think? Is it a good idea to set goals/resolutions as a couple?

Also read: Is your partner supporting or sabotaging your healthy lifestyle?

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