I'm not the biggest fan of "New Year's Resolutions" in my own life as I think that resolutions should be done all throughout the year. But!!! There is no better time to "start" resolutions than the New Year.
Resolutions are NOT GOALS. A goal is accomplish-able. Resolutions are firm decisions to do or not do something. So in my opinion, resolutions are more like habits than goals. And we all know that habits are made by repeating them on a daily basis.
When I help my students try to accomplish resolutions or even goals, the main problem that seems to come up is setting TOO MANY resolutions. To make a habit, you need to set just a couple resolutions. If you set 10, you will not get closer to a single one of them!
I tend to lean toward what my wife says when helping women as a life coach: "Add 1 thing into your life that will help transform it into the life you want. And take 1 thing out of your life that no longer serves you."
When taking a habit out of your life, I find it easier to replace it with something you want to add instead. Then there is no "I'm not allowed to" thoughts, instead there are "this is what I'm choosing to do instead" thoughts.
Set those resolutions today! Make your life what you want it to be!