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How to integrate positive changes into your lifestyle

It’s getting to be that time of year again, and you know what that means. In less than a month, New Years will be here, and that means people are going to create resolutions as a means to better themselves.
The only caveat there is, about 92% of people end up abandoning them.

Everyone goes into these endeavours with good intentions. But they just never seem sustainable, and that’s a shame. Here at, the only thing we love more than people undertaking self-improvement is watching people succeed at self-improvement!

The first thing you need to do when deciding on integrating a positive change into your lifestyle is choose one thing — just one. A lot of times, people will choose a laundry list of resolutions and it becomes overwhelming, usually resulting in them abandoning it altogether.

By choosing a single resolution, it becomes much more likely that you’ll stick to it. It’ll be easier to focus on and you won’t have the urge to ditch the notion.

There are also a ton of smartphone apps that are readily available to help you decide and stick to changes that you want to make. A personal favourite of ours is Lift, a FREE app for iPhone, the web and Android.
(Check out their website at
Lift allows you to easily choose from a large list of things you’d like to start doing (or you can create your own) to turn them into habits. You get “props” for successfully completing the things you set out to do, day by day, therefore encouraging you to keep it going.

Remember that it takes three weeks (or 21 days if you prefer) to make something a habit. Use all of the resources you can to get there! Keep in mind the benefits you’ll reap once you’ve started doing regularly what you’ve set out to do. The level of satisfaction you’ll feel upon reaching your goals and increasing your productivity will result in an outstanding increase in your quality of life.

Personally, we think Lift is awesome. How about you? Have you given it a try? Do you have another app you use? Or do you have a different method of sticking to your resolutions? Leave a comment down below and let us know!

Don’t forget that you can also follow Marc and Matt on Lift! Until next time, remember to visit for all your health, fitness and lifestyle tips! Cheers!