I know it's popular to be setting resolutions about this time... It's something I've done just about every year up until now. I've known for awhile now that they tend to fail... after all, you can start on new habits any time you'd like, no matter what day is on the calendar! But now I'm starting to realize why.
Often we will choose to add a bunch of habits at once on January 1. "This will be the year I get in shape and kick butt in my career! Oh, and keep my home spotless and cook healthy meals for my family every day!" Not only is it unrealistic to try to implement so many habits at once, but it's also pretty far-fetched to try to do so while coming out of what is the most stressful time of year for many people.