Every January, millions of adults set resolutions, often more than one. But most people never keep them. Setting too many goals at once—especially lofty ones—can overwhelm even the most motivated. So this year, try to set only 1 small, realistic goal. It could be as small as eating 1 less dessert each week or walking 5 minutes during your lunch break.

Once you’ve reached the first goal, then set another one. Work on 1 small goal at a time. As you reach each goal, your confidence and motivation will likely grow.