A new year is upon us! As we look ahead to all that 2023 has in store, many of us will set resolutions we hope to achieve over the next twelve months. But while resolutions are a great way to set our intentions for the year ahead, they can also be challenging to stick to, especially past the first month.

If you’re unsure how to make your resolutions last, read on for helpful tips on turning good intentions into long-lasting results.

Setting Realistic Goals

When making New Year’s Resolutions, it’s essential to make sure that your goals are realistic. In addition, it would help if you were mindful of your limitations as you set your goals. For example, if you’ve already been working out for a few days a week, don’t aim for exercising seven days a week in the beginning. It would be best to start slowly and gradually build up to your goal instead. 

It’s also important for your goals to be measurable and realistic. For example, instead of “being healthier,” set a goal of “exercising three days a week” instead. That way, you can see measurable progress over time.  

Creating a Support Network

Having a strong support network can help make your resolutions achievable. It’s essential to surround yourself with people who will help motivate you to stick with your goals and who can provide encouragement when you need it. Consider joining a fitness program, meetup group, or connecting with like-minded people online working towards similar goals. 

Staying Accountable

One of the most crucial steps in achieving your goals is to stay accountable. Consider writing down your goals and keeping them visible in your workspace or home to remind you of what you’re working towards. You may also want to consider sharing your goals with friends and family or joining a group challenge to compete with others to reach goals. 

Making It a Habit

If you want to ensure your resolutions last, making them part of your daily routine is important. Start each day by reminding yourself of your goals, and make sure to take small steps towards them throughout the day – even if it’s just a few minutes of meditation or a quick walk. Over time, such small actions can add up to significant achievements. Remember, consistency is the key!

Celebrate Successes at The Mill Kitchen & Bar

If you’re looking to make your New Year’s Resolutions last, then setting realistic goals, creating a support network, staying accountable, making it a habit, and celebrating your successes are all helpful tips to help keep your resolutions on track. With the right plan and support system, you can make this year the most successful one yet.


Celebrating your successes, no matter how small, can help keep you motivated to keep going. Take the time to appreciate your efforts and look back on all that you’ve achieved so far. Then, treat yourself to an evening of southern comfort food with friends and family at The Mill Kitchen & Bar to celebrate your successes and challenge yourself to keep going!