New Years Resolution Success: The Tools You Need

If you’re over the age of oh, I don’t know, 10 years old, you’ve likely experienced the demise of a New Years resolution or two. The more serious and lofty the goal, the faster it seems to slip out of your overly optimistic grasp. To help you stay on target in terms of health, fitness and overall wellbeing, we’ve rounded up the top tools to make sticking to your 2016 resolutions a little easier, and a whole lot cooler.

Beyond the apps and websites that help hold you accountable, these IRL gadgets and accessories assist in getting the job done.

New Years Resolution: Getting Up Earlier 

Classic LED Digital Number Alarm Clock, $39.99,

If you’ve been known to reset the iPhone alarm a few too many times, you might need to go back to the basics and invest in a good ole alarm clock. The trick is to keep it on the other side of your room. You know, in a place where you have to get up to turn it off.

We like the simplicity of this LED clock, which looks like a polished piece of wood that displays the time.

New Years Resolution: Use that Gym Membership 

Moosejaw 24 oz. Avex Tritan Water Bottle, $20,

If you’re looking to instill some gym time into your weekly routine, this little guy makes it convenient. It’ll hold your keys, your membership card and some cash for a post-workout juice (if you so feel inclined). Most importantly, having water at the ready keeps you hydrated throughout your session. With everything right by your side, you’re left with no excuses.

New Years Resolution: Eat Right

If food prepping is on the January agenda to aid in weight loss or just proper portioning, a cute kitchen scale will help you dole out your proteins, fruits and veggies. This energetically hued option from American Weigh Scales adds pizzazz to your kitchen and keeps you from over-doing it with the serving spoon.

New Years Resolution: Get More Done

Gold Foil Midnight Garden 2016 Pocket Planner, $6.99,

Check your schedule and pencil in all new excitement with a conveniently sized planner that feels better in your hand than electronic dates. It may not be the most technologically advanced way to make plans, but it sure does look good.

Want more great tools to start the new year? Take a look at 6 Motivational Must-Haves for Knocking Out Your Resolutions.


Melissa is creative communications professional with 9+ years of experience writing for the beauty and fashion industries.