How Are Those New Year’s Resolutions Holding Up? We’re Here to Help

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Sometime between setting your New Year’s resolutions and getting yourself all worked up  for spring cleaning, you ran out of steam. In fact, you quit running altogether—or jogging or bicycling or exercising or dieting or, well, keeping up with your New Year’s resolutions.

Join the crowd. According to a social-fitness network that—let’s face it—tracks fit people, 80% of us who make those beginning-of-the-year promises quit by mid-January. We drop our vows to exercise more, practice better financial disciple or do better at work or school.

Still, Dallas apparently scores pretty well in the broken-promises department. Of 150 of the most populous cities among 182 U.S. municipalities surveyed in 2018, Dallas ranked 36th for keeping our relationship resolutions and remained within the top 100 cities in keeping up our health (we ranked 99th there). As for financial resolutions, not so much: 103.

Keeping in mind that spring and summer are the best seasons for homebuyers, perhaps now’s the time for a resolution or two about your finances, while checking out Lennar’s new homes for sale in Dallas, TX. Several red-hot new communities just opened for sale, including Fireside Park, with new homes for sale in Denton, TX, and Prairie Creek in Dallas.

Among several tips here to help you keep your resolutions—or, at least, keep them longer—how about recruiting a motivating compatriot? A friend calls that person an “accountabili-buddy,” and you two can help each other:

Set reasonable aims. Goals often implode when we realize we can’t possibly meet them.

Plan for speed bumps. Can’t make a workout one day or perhaps you busted your budget (or belly) on one of DFW’s dynamic eateries? Oh, well. Forgive yourself.

Make a commitment. That is, don’t make a resolution. Instead, make a, let’s call it, “determination.” In other words, determine where you want to be with your wallet, weight or whereabouts at a reasonable time and with reasonable expectations.

Finally, here’s a “resolution” that could be easier to keep, lots broader and even more fun:

Make more of the Metroplex. Soak up Dallas’s 20,000-plus acres of parks. Visit the Nasher Sculpture Center, within 32 miles of two Lennar communities with new homes for sale in Forney, TX, at Overland Grove and at Verandah, opening soon with new homes for sale in Royse City, TX. Take in the Dallas Black Dance Theatre, just 36 miles from Preserve at Honey Creek, coming soon with new homes for sale in McKinney, TX.

Everything’s Included® in Lennar’s new homes, and that includes keeping our resolutions to help homebuyers realize their goals and dreams. To learn more, contact Lennar’s Dallas-Fort Worth Internet New Home team at (866) 314-4477 and visit our website

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