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Top 25 Easy-to-Accomplish New Year's Resolutions

"This year, I'll quit smoking, lose twenty pounds, stop swearing, and go to church every Sunday." Those are some common things people resolve around the New Year. But while 45 percent of Americans set New Year's resolutions, only 8 percent are successful at achieving them, according to a survey by the Opinion Corporation.

So, how can we beat those odds? We went to a variety of experts to find out their best suggestions for New Year's resolutions you can actually stick to for the next 12 months.

If You Resolve to Eat Healthier:
"Simply increase fruit and vegetable intake by buying ready to eat, washed and cut up fruits and vegetables and keeping them in the refrigerator at work and at home.  When you need a snack, they will be readily available to eat, with no work involved!" —Lisa De Fazio, Registered Dietician
If You Resolve to Exercise More:
"Follow the 10-minute rule: We all have 10 minutes to spare for our own well-being throughout the day. Ten minutes of walking around the block, taking the stairs instead of the elevator, getting off the train just one stop before our own, or even doing "chair squats" at the office is healthier than ten minutes of inactivity. Just get moving to burn calories and know you are worth the extra effort!" —Taisha Hayes, Fitness Expert
If You Resolve to Get More Sleep:
"Set a bed time and prepare for it 30 minutes ahead by doing something relaxing like reading or taking a hot bath. Your wake up time should be eight hours later. Sleeping late on weekends cannot make up for lost time! It's just that easy to start feeling more energized each day."
Dr. Robert Oexman, Director of the Sleep to Live Institute
If You Resolve to "Clear the Clutter:"
"The best way to accomplish any of your goals is to start by clearing the clutter mentally, physically, spiritually, and emotionally. Stop procrastinating, do it today." —Patti Stanger, Millionaire Matchmaker and Relationship Expert
If You Resolve Anything at All:
"Turn resolutions into small goals and have a game plan. Never one to be successful with resolutions, a few years ago I started making yearly goals. Thus far, I have taken up golfing, graduated from nursing school, played soccer again, all much more attainable and more fun than simply saying ‘I'm going to lose weight.'" —Jennie Drahushuk, Registered Nurse and Founder of Healthy and Happy, LLC
If You Resolve to Get a New Look:
"Hair is your most important accessory! To reinvent yourself, focus on a customized cut that enhances your face shape and silhouette and a color that accents your skin tone." —Gad Cohen, Celebrity Hairstylist/Beauty Expert
If You Resolve to Cut Calories:
"Watch the liquid calories. Unless your liquid is a meal in itself, fluids should be calorie-free as often as possible. Get most of your calories from foods, not beverages—it's one of the easiest ways to cut out excess calories." —Luigi Gratton, Physician
If You Resolve to Talk Less and Listen More:
"Get in the habit of calling people by their name. Whether in an office environment, at a store, or pumping gas, calling people by name will help you to become a better listener." —Eric Papp, Leadership Expert and Author
If You Resolve to Improve Your Skin:
"Get clearer skin by drinking plenty of water rather than washing your face. Rinse your face thoroughly at night to clear dirt and debris from your pores, but don't strip the skin of its natural oils by washing it more than that. The right combination of hydration and moisture is what keeps your skin from producing acne-causing agents." —Katherine Trinh, Beauty Expert and Synthetic Cosmetic Chemist
If You Resolve to Solve World Hunger:
"The lesson here is that most of us create resolutions that are too "big." Be honest with yourself! Examine your resolutions. Are they realistic?  Are they what you really want or did you commit to them because you thought you were supposed to?" —Amy Applebaum, Success Coach
If You Resolve to Reduce Stress:
"Simply find a quiet place, sit up straight, and focus on the physical sensation of both your out-breath and your in-breath. The more you meditate, the more you notice how you get hooked by strong emotions and the more you are able to simply be present with them when they arise." &mdashLodro Rinzler, author of The Buddha Walks into a Bar: A Guide to Life for a New Generation and teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition

If You Resolve to Get Rid of Emotional Baggage:
"Regret it, forget it, and move on. That's the best way to leave behind the emotional baggage of past decisions and actions that are holding you back in life. Acknowledge your regrets, and learn from those mistakes so you don't repeat them in the New Year." —Kevin Hansen, Author and Creator of SecretRegrets.com
If You Resolve to Lose Weight:
"Start building a better relationship with your body in 2012 by making a resolution to not talk negatively about it anymore. Not only will your relationship with your body improve, but you will be setting a good example for other women, especially the younger ones in your life." —Stephanie Vincent, Professional Life Coach
If You Resolve to Join the Gym:
"In January many decide to join a gym, but research shows that more than half the people will not make it to swimsuit season. Why? Because their goal was to join a gym, and once they signed up, they met their goal! The clients I have seen get the best results by just spending a little time visualizing what they hope to get out of their gym experience and then sticking to it until they achieve it." —Marc Lebert, Personal Trainer and Fitness Club Owner
If You Resolve to Look Better in Lingerie:
"I tell women to forget their fears and wear the gorgeous lingerie that will make them feel fabulous and sexy. Even with all of the beautiful bras and panties I have at home, I almost always go to the nude and black basics that do not exude sex appeal at all. I vow to reach under the nude and go for the color and lace that will make me feel great!" —Jenny Altman, Celebrity Stylist and Chic Executive Officer of ILOVEAGOOD.com
If you Resolve to Reconnect with Lost Friends and Loved Ones:
"Social networking sites make it easier than ever to connect with people. Or, if you just want to get social, take a cooking class or join a support group. Find an existing or start your own!" —Karena & Katrina, ToneItUp.com
If You Resolve to Save Money:
"Get out of the restaurant and back into the kitchen! You'll make healthier food choices while fattening your wallet at the same time. By cooking simple, fresh food at home you can serve your family healthy meals at nearly half the cost of a trip to your local restaurant. Not a chef?  No worries! Focus on using minimal, quality ingredients versus processed foods loaded with sodium and fat." —Matt Moore, Professional Chef and Author of Have Her Over for Dinner; a gentleman's guide to classic, simple meals
If You Resolve to Do Better at Work:
"Be 5-10 minutes early for every meeting. Simply by being a little early, you will reduce stress levels, be more conscious and prepared for clients, and make a better experience for everyone involved." —Brenda Booth, Health and Wellness Coach and Founder of Body One Wellness, LLC
If you Resolve to Further Your Career:
"Whatever your field, it's beneficial to establish relationships with so-called ‘influencers.' These are people who are in the loop with industry trends, opportunities, and career insights. Don't approach them for a job. Instead, view them as mentors or advisers who you reach out to for direction, perspective, and ideas. Make sure they're busy people... they're more likely to have dynamic careers and have their hands in a range of initiatives." —Roy Cohen, Career Counselor and Author of The Wall Street Professional's Survival Guide
If You Resolve to Make Positive Changes:
"What people don't understand is that to make a lasting change in our life, we must find the energy that is causing us to be stuck or have the unwanted pattern/situation in the first place and release it. Look at it this way: Everyone takes a shower to wash off the outside of our bodies and the dirt and grime we collect every day, but no one teaches us how to clean this up on the inside. If we clear out the old spiritual grime, we can create a new pathway to positive change in our physical daily life." —Jusstine Kenzer, Founder of PsychicGirl.com
If You Resolve to Eat Less:
"Snack more. Snacks can be an integral part of any healthy eating plan and a simple way to start improving the way you eat. Just make sure that your snack is 150 calories or less, rich in fiber to help you feel fuller longer, and that you are truly hungry when snack time arrives and not just eating just to eat." —Kati Mora, Registered Dietician and Founder of AroundthePlate.org
If You Resolve to Have More Time for Yourself:
"Learn to say no. We say "yes" to the things that pull us further away from our priorities (time with family, friends, and self-care) and because of that, we're overwhelmed and exhausted so we say "no" to the things that give us pleasure, passion, and purpose. Make it a resolution to end "yes and no confusion" and get the right words out at the right time." —Debi Silber, The Mojo Coach
If You Resolve to Improve Your Relationship:
"Act more loving toward your partner. Say I love you at the start and end of each day and greet each other with warm hug when you come home from work. These small acts can have an enormous impact on the health of your relationship." —Christina Steinorth, M.A., MFT Psychotherapist and Author
If You Resolve to Cut Out Junk Food:
"Simply get the enemy out of your house—no ice cream, no problem!" —JJ Virgin, Star of TLC's Freaky Eaters and Author of Six Weeks to Sleeveless and Sexy
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