Only a week has passed since New Year's, but in even as little as seven days your excitement for your resolutions may have started to fade. If so, know you're far from alone. A raft of research shows that fewer than one in 10 of us actually keep our resolutions.

Given the long odds of success, how do you maintain your passion for a fresh start and better habits once as you head back to your normal routine after the holidays? A website might just be the answer, suggests a recent Medium post from entrepreneur Zavyalov Artem.

In the piece, Artem runs through the most common New Year's resolutions and offers websites that can help you maintain many of these frequently made promises. Here are a few of his suggestions.

1. Get fit.

Planning on going on a health kick in 2016? Artem recommends Fitocracy. The site will help you "track your workouts, develop healthy habits, and reach your goals with the help of expert coaches." Or try Freeletics, which Artem describes as offering an "individual training plan adapted to you and your goals."

2. Get smarter.

If you want to get a little bit smarter every day, try Highbrow. With the site you can "expand your knowledge universe in just five minutes a day, from art and history to science and philosophy."

3. Take up yoga.

Just 20 minutes of yoga has been shown to boost mental function, so why not give Daily Yoga a try this year?

4. Be more focused.

There are a ton of tech tools to help you focus. Artem's favorites include SelfControl for eliminating online distractions and Forest, an app that helps you "put down your phone and focus on what's more important in your life."

5. Write more.

Tech skills may get all the publicity these days, but experts agree that writing is as valuable a skill as ever -- and practice makes perfect. Daily Page can help you exercise your writing muscles.

6. Start meditating.

Want to join a host of business and startup bigwigs in maintaining a daily meditation practice? Sattva can provide "guided meditations to inspire you to meditate every day," claims Artem.

7. Learn to cook.

When someone recently asked the Quora community what skills everyone should master before they turned 30, cooking came up again and again. If your aim is to stop being useless in the kitchen this year, the New York Times can help with NYT Cooking, its iPhone app offering 17,000 free recipes.

Published on: Jan 8, 2016