Keeping those New Year's resolutions can be one of the toughest goals to maintain throughout the year.

Calgary psychologist Christine Korol says its best to focus on challenging but achievable targets.

"I also see a lot of people that pick goals that they think they should do rather then what they want to do, and that really sabotages their efforts," she said.

She suggests writing down the reasons behind a resolution on a recipe card and reading them every day as a reminder, which can go a long way in maintaining the drive to keep it up.

"As long as you have that little voice in our head saying I don't want to do this, you won't do it. So you want to override that little voice in your head."

Korol also says to make a list of the obstacles you may encounter, and the solutions, as a way to counteract the voice saying "just give up" on what can be a very positive resolution.