1. Set a budget for monthly spending.
2. Eat 3 helpings of fruits and vegetables daily.
3. Get at least 7 hours of sleep.
4. Read a book a month.
Often when the discussion of New Year's Resolutions comes up among friends or co-workers, I hear the excuse "I don't set New Year's resolutions because I get frustrated when I break them after 4-6 weeks." Who wants to get go through the last 10-11 months of the year with the sense of not meeting goals set earlier in the year? It can be daunting to try to commit to a year-long term.
Psychologists tell us that it takes between 21 and 66 days to create a new habit. Rather than setting yourself up for trying something to better yourself for 12 months, why don't you consider setting a "New Quarter's Resolution" in January, April, July and October? Try challenging yourself for 90 days. If you succeed in forming a new positive habit in the next 3 months, you have the opportunity to add something new next quarter. If you fail on sticking to your resolution, the next quarter will provide absolution and redemption opportunities.
Try it. Let me know how it goes for you.