It is hard (and artificial) to decide to change something significant based simply on a calendar change and to make it stick. There are lots of articles out there about how to make a resolution effective and many proposing that they are a waste of time. Most discuss something you want or need to do. I want to suggest that one of the most valuable resolutions can be deciding what you should stop doing.

We can all do something better, something new, something different, something more. One reason we have difficulty following through is that we are all pretty booked up. Forget the discipline it takes to start or change a habit – which is usually enough of an obstacle to defeat our efforts– we also have to tackle the issue of when we will do it. 

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