Making a New Year\u2019s resolution is a difficult decision\u2014and it\u2019s even more challenging when you\u2019re facing it alone.\nThis year, try making your resolutions a family affair.\nMaking a resolution as a family is a great way to bond, keep one another accountable for goals, and establish healthy habits for the children in the family. We\u2019ve got a few suggestions to get you started.\nNew Year’s Resolutions to Make as a Family\n\nExercise together\n \tWhether you and your family walk every night after dinner or join a gym together, exercising will get you and your loved ones on the path to a healthy life.\nWear your seat belts\nMake a commitment as a family to buckle up every time you’re in the car. Turn it into a game and your kids will love reminding the rest of the family.\nPack your lunches together\nPacking your lunches together is the perfect opportunity to teach your kids about healthy food options and cause you to lead by example. It’s a win-win.\nCut out sugary sodas (and reach for milk)\nBy now, we all know that soda\/pop is packed with sugar and essentially void of nutrients. So instead, swap it out for milk after the New Year. And while you’re at it, avoid energy drinks too.\nGet more sleep\nWith so many of us getting such little sleep, this is a great resolution to take a family. Make a sleep schedule and stick to it. Get some quality shut-eye with our tips on falling asleep.\nPlant a garden\n \tWhy buy produce when you could pick your own from your backyard? If you’re lacking the space, try growing potted tomatoes and peppers on your porch. The kids will love picking their own vegetables, too. We’ve even got a few veggie suggestions for your new garden.