Tips for getting your 2016 resolutions back on track

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This post originally appeared on The Zoe Report

Not to bum you out, but we’ve officially passed the mid-point of the year (cue internal screaming). If you’re as surprised and horrified by this information as we were, don’t panic; you still have 183 days to make the best of your resolutions.

Here are five things you should check in on as we enter the second half the year.

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Health & fitness goals

Let’s be honest; most of us spend the first day of January dunking cheese fries into bacon fat in an attempt at alleviating our hangover pain. As such, it’s not exactly the best date on which to begin executing on our health goals. July 5, however, may make for a slightly better start date, as you’re likely to have some momentum going into it because we’re already deep into bikini season. Not sure where or how to begin to tackle your forgotten resolutions? Here’s a guide to kick-starting your diet and exercise plan. Note: Research has shown that it’s easier to change your environment than it is to change your behavior, so rather than keeping a cupboard full of cookies and hoping you’ll have the willpower to eat them in moderation, we suggest you purge them from your life altogether.

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Career goals

Summer isn’t traditionally known for being a great time to job hunt. We’d like to posit, however, that you’re likely to have a lot less competition in July than you would in January, and so now might be a great time to polish up your resume and start sending it out. Besides, many companies actually find more time to staff up in the summer months, particularly for contract-to-hire positions. Not sure if you’re ready to quit your current gig? Here are nine signs it’s time.

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Relationship goals

We think it’s healthy to apply the KonMari method of cleaning out your closet to cleaning out your relationships—if a person in your life doesn’t bring you joy, it’s time to kick them to the curb. Here are a few tips on scrubbing toxic people from your life. If your relationship goals include meeting new people as opposed to eliminating the old, there’s no time like sunny July for doing so. Check out our list of dating apps broken down by goal (casual vs. serious), and don’t forget there’s even an app for making new friends.

Read the rest of the tips on The Zoe Report.

By Erin Nicole for The Zoe Report
This post originally appeared on The Zoe Report

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