This is a great time of year to break old bad habits, or start new, healthy habits. The prospect of a new year makes many people feel like it would be easier to make a fresh start and is a lot like a "clean slate". It's a great time to reassess what you've been doing, and get rid of what is bad, or what doesn't serve you. These are often referred to as “New Year’s resolutions”.
Many people think they are silly because they ask the question: “Why wait for the new year to make an improvement?” or they think: “I'll just fall off the wagon by February, anyway.” Both of these thoughts are true. You don't have to wait until January 1st to make life changes, and only about 8% of people who make New Year’s resolutions actually see them through. Luckily, there are many different ways to make sure you can stick to them.
The most common of the New Year’s resolutions are to quit smoking, or to get in shape. There are many others, such as to quit drinking alcohol, or to just stop eating junk food and make healthier food choices. The common denominator to these things is to start living a healthier lifestyle.