It's December. Pretty obvious but think about it. It's December. One more year down the drain. Have you completed anything this year like you promised yourself? You made resolutions last January. Like me, I bet you didn't stick with them.
I never start out the year with complete goals listed in my head. I don't make resolutions. I can disappoint myself or get discouraged any time of the year.
Realistically, resolutions are almost always opportunities to fail. To wrap yourself in the guilt and self-loathing of failure. Berate yourself for not having the willpower when you haven't lost 35 pounds by the end of January. We set ourselves up for failures all the time. We don't need a special day or time of year for that.
Instead of making a resolution the first of the year, try making a small resolution each month. And don't make them impossibly hard. That's setting yourself up for failure. It's silly. If someone else wanted it from you, you'd be angry at their expectations.
December is pretty much over. But for January, I'm making a resolution. Not for the entire year, but for the month only. I'll make a new one in February. Mine has to do with editing/writing. I have it narrowed down to two possible resolutions; finish editing the guardian angel story (plus find an actual title for it) or publish the short story that's been almost finished for a while now.
What are you going to pick for a resolution this coming year?