11 Products to Start Your New Year’s Resolution On a Positive Note

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If you’re among the 74 percent of Americans planning on making a New Year’s resolution this year, you’re likely optimistic you’ll be successful. Still, according to Forbes, only 8 percent of resolution-makers actually manage to achieve their goal. Not exactly great odds.

To help you avoid becoming a (negative) statistic, we’ve put together a list of products to support your new year’s resolution at every step of the way. Whether you want to improve your health, become more organized, or try something new, these tools will not only turn your goal into a reality, but also make it a part of your life well beyond 2021.

1. 2021 Panda Planner; $21

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No matter what your New Year’s resolution is, the 2021 Panda Planner will help you stay on track. The scientifically designed notebook includes spots for your calendar events and to-do lists, but unlike most planners, it also includes spaces for goals, priorities, and self-reflection. The planner is organized into three different sections—daily, weekly, and monthly—to help you keep yourself accountable. Based on proven principles from positive psychology and neuroscience, this planner will help you achieve your resolution in no time.

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2. Fitbit Sense; $279


The FitBit Sense is like having a personal trainer with you at all times. The smart watch not only tracks your steps, BPM, and the number of calories you’ve burned—it can also monitor your temperature, guide you with built-in GPS, receive texts and calls, and more. The watch is Alexa-enabled, letting you to check the weather or the news just as easily as your running time. For a cost-effective option that has almost all of the Sense’s features, check out the Versa 2. If you prefer a more basic way to monitor your steps, the Charge 4 is another fantastic tool.

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3. NutriBullet NBR-0601 Nutrient Extractor; $50


Eat smarter, not harder, with a little help from Nutribullet. The bullet is fitted with a powerful 600-watt motor that can instantly transform nuts, fruits, and veggies into a delicious (and healthy) smoothie. For taking breakfast on the go, simply snap the included lid on the bullet top and head out the door. Both the cup and bullet blade are dishwasher safe, so cleanup is just as easy as getting in your daily vitamins.

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4. Philips SmartSleep Wake-up Light; $100


Instantly improve your sleep by waking up with the sun (or, at least, a sunrise simulation). Phillip’s digital clock mimics a sunrise by gradually brightening through one million light stages, allowing you to wake up more naturally. And, with a sunset simulation built in for winding down at bedtime, it’s a useful “alarm clock” to help you sleep, too. The clock’s adjustable light has 20 personalized brightness settings that are usable even when it’s not in alarm mode, making it the perfect alternative to a bedside lamp or nightlight.

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5. Alexanta Exercise Dice; $27


Alexanta’s foam exercise dice make fitness feel more like a game than a chore. The set consists of three 12-sided die—two with HIIT moves, one with yoga stretches—along with an illustrated exercise booklet so you can easily familiarize yourself with each position. These die are great for getting family and friends involved in your workout right along with you.

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6. MasterClass Subscription; $15/Month


If your New Year’s resolution is to try something new, why not try MasterClass? MasterClass offers more than 100 classes across a wide array of subjects, all taught by veritable masters of their fields. With the purchase of an annual subscription for $180, you’ll receive instant access to classes like Cooking I with Gordon Ramsey, Conservation with Jane Goodall, Skateboarding with Tony Hawk, and Creativity and Leadership with Anna Wintour. There’s no better way to learn than from the experts, and with new classes added every month, you’ll be able to add a whole host of skills to your resume.

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7. Tekaya Patented Deluxe Cold Brew Coffee Maker; $16


Get your cold brew fix—without the coffee shop price—with Takeya’s Deluxe Cold Brew Coffee Maker. Just scoop your coffee into the fine mesh filter, add cold water, and let it sit in the fridge overnight for the perfect morning cup. The cold brew maker can hold up to four servings of coffee, so you’ll have plenty on hand for your afternoon caffeine fix, too.

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8. Coachella Reusable Produce Set; $16


Anyone who wants to be more eco-friendly this year will achieve their goal with the help of Coachella’s reusable produce set. The 24-piece kit comes with 18 mesh produce bags, two large cotton grocery bags, and four reusable metal straws. Crafted from heavy duty, recycled plastic bottles, the produce bags can hold over six pounds of food each—making them the perfect addition to any farmer’s market or supermarket trip.

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9. Rosetta Stone Subscription; $9.99/month-$300

Rosetta Stone

Whether you want to brush up on a language you already know or tackle something totally new, a subscription to Rosetta Stone is an excellent way to add some new words to your vocabulary. The program offers immersive learning experiences for 25 languages, enabling you to master pronunciations and key expressions in addition to vocabulary words. Rosetta Stone offers a variety of packages and commitment levels that range from monthly subscriptions to one-time payments, allowing you to find the right program (and language) for you.

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10. Clever Fox Budget Planner; $20

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Make budget management easy with Clever Fox’s 12-month budget planner. The undated planner is organized into multiple sections to aid in managing your expenses, monthly and yearly financial goals, debt, and budgeting strategy. It even includes end-of-month reviews so you can review your spending habits and plan for the weeks ahead. With convenient inner pockets for bill, this is the one-stop financial assistant that will instantly improve your wallet health in 2021.

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11. The Plant-Based Diet for Beginners; $10

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The Plant-Based Diet is a great resource for anyone who wants to incorporate more plant-based meals into their weekly rotation (or quit meat cold turkey). The cookbook uses easy-to-find ingredients and approachable techniques for crafting plant-based breakfasts, snacks, entrees, and more, along with beginner’s resources for vegan kitchen staples and sample menus. The recipes are easy, healthy, and delicious—so much so that even the most serious carnivore will be satisfied.

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