I just saw a segment on our local news with "Carol the Coach". Instead of making resolutions, she suggested that you pick a word for the year. Write the word down, tell others your word, put it on your calendar daily, and keep working toward that instead of keeping track of resolutions. I did a search to see if the post was delineated in one place, but mainly found posts from 2003, 2008, etc. I do like the idea; I always enjoyed it when my interdisciplinary teams (some of my glory years of teaching) had a team name or theme that we carried out (often very successfully, if I do say so myself)
Here are some suggested words:
I'm thinking I might go with pride; at the end of the day, can I be proud of what I have done? Can I inspire my students to take pride in their accomplishments? Would I be proud for others to see what my house looks like right now?(no!) I've thought of many applications already.