According to a new survey, 60% of Americans who make New Year's resolutions admit they KNOW they're going to break it at some point during the year. The problem is most resolutions just set us up for failure. Here, according to licensed clinical psychologist Dr. Andrea Bonior, are some resolutions that do just that and what to resolve to do instead:

  • Lose 20 Pounds: After gorging on holiday treats, losing weight might be the only thing we can think about right now. But putting a number on weight loss is too big and broad a goal. A better plan would be to lay out specific daily steps to get healthier, instead of playing the numbers game.
  • Get Out of Debt: This kind of goal can be daunting and too broad. A better goal would be to eat out less or to pledge to sock away a certain amount of money from every paycheck.
  • Get Organized: Again, too broad. Try a goal like vowing to get rid of three different pieces of clothing each night until your closet it is uncluttered.
  • Be a Better Person: What exactly do you mean by this? Do you want to volunteer at a charity a few times a month this year? Whatever it is, make it specific and follow through.