After midnight tonight, as you are finishing your seventh screwdriver and fishing your phone out of the toilet, you are expected to make a promise to yourself, a resolution. These often turn out to be hollow gestures; the unused gym membership, the Rosetta Stone disc gathering dust on your desk, the AA sponsor’s corpse underneath your floorboards.
It doesn’t have to be like this.
By setting the bar low, you can fulfill your goals for the new year without breaking a sweat. Here’s a list of some easily achievable sample resolutions:
Please, only pledge to do one of the above resolutions. You don’t want to strain yourself in 2012.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on December 31, 2011