ButtonedUp: 10 steps that will help you keep New Year's resolutions

Sarah Welch and Alicia Rockmore

The end of a year is a powerful time to assess what we have achieved and make resolutions on what we want for our lives. New years are like fresh sheets with nothing written on them: we have the chance to imagine what we want and make plans toward achieving what we dream of. However, it is easier to make resolutions than to stick to them.

But in 2013 you could be one of the individuals who actually stick to their resolutions and end the year feeling enthusiastic about how much you achieved. How? By using one or more of these 10, time-tested secrets for making good intentions stick.