While the start of a new year can feel like the perfect opportunity to commence habits that support well-being, the term New Year's resolutions tends to be met with a groan. Because let's be real: Many times, resolutions don't get us all too far. In fact, most people give up on their New Year's resolutions by January 17, now dubbed Ditch New Year's Resolutions Day or National Quitters Day.
Now, the key to achieving your goals is to create tangible resolutions you'll actually stick to—and according to happiness expert and New York Times bestselling author Gretchen Rubin, certain techniques can help you along the process without it feeling like a chore. On the mindbodygreen podcast, she offers her top goal-setting methods, which we've conveniently outlined for you below: