It can be daunting when your list of New Year’s resolutions is as long as your holiday shopping list. Not being able to keep your resolutions by February, March or even late January may increase your post-holiday slump. However, it is important to remember that the New Year isn’t meant to serve as a catalyst for sweeping character changes. It is a time for people to reflect on their past year’s behavior and promise to make positive lifestyle changes. 

The American Psychological Association offers these tips when thinking about a News Year’s resolution: