I haven't made any New Year's resolutions for several years. Contrary to my popular belief this is not because I am a perfect and beautiful snowflake just the way I am. Rather, this is because New Year's resolutions suck balls. There is nothing worse then starting off a new year by summarily disappointing yourself in the first 30 days.
Think of a truly great problem. I think a truly huge problem would be, "I'm a raging alcoholic," or "I stole my mother's gold necklace to pay for crack at Christmas dinner." How do people solve these truly big problems? One day at a time. I've seen enough TV and movies to know that with regard to AA and NA it's all about taking things one day at a time. The lack of one day at a time is why New Year's resolutions are so impossible. This year I am going to... That's a 365 day commitment. Honestly I don't even want to commit to going to a movie with you this weekend when you call me on Monday.
So my New Year's resolution is more of a new day's resolution and it is "make good decisions today." That's it. If I fail I will start again tomorrow. If today I find myself crying in a corner with 750ml of vodka or in the back seat with my lips around a crack pipe then tomorrow I will do better. It's managable.
I do really want this to be my year for doing this living thing right. However a year, 365 days is just too freaking overwhelming. But 24 hours is immensely doable. (If not this 24, then the next 24 for sure.)