I thought this list from Wise Bread was worth sharing. You will find some ideas in here that WILL make your life better.
Every year, we make the same mistake — making New Year’s resolutions we know we won’t keep.
Losing weight. Quitting smoking. Getting out of debt. Those are some of the top commonly broken resolutions. Why? Because they require a long-term commitment to achieve, but we want instant gratification. When we don’t see results, we give up.
This year, make resolutions you can reasonably keep — short-term goals that give you the satisfaction you want right away. Here are 25 ideas to get you started today. (See also: 5 Ways to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions)
1. Read More Books
This is on my list every year because I don’t read nearly enough books. I read a lot — online news, blogs, magazines, the backs of cereal boxes — but I don’t schedule enough time to sit down and get lost in a good book. To make this your resolution, set an achievable goal for the amount of books you’d like to read next year, starting today. If you read zero books this year, even one book will be a step up. If you read two books this year, make it three next year. The point is to make the amount manageable, so you can feel good about yourself when you reach your goal.