1. Quit SmokingQuitting smoking is still top of the list for those that find it really hard to let go of cigarettes. For many smokers, they make the same resolution year after year, only to start smoking again in February. The answer? Use the support that is out there, take vitamin supplements, and consider nicotine replacement. Talk to your doctor about appropriate dosages, as many people under-dose themselves with nicotine patches, and still experience cravings. And with the cost of cigarettes, a good old glass jar filling up with all the cash you'd be spending on tobacco can be a great incentive!
2. Lose WeightIn January, many of us feel the nip in the waistband after overindulging over the holidays. Big meals combined with leisurely days at home can lead to those extra few pounds that remind us of the need to cut back on junk food, sugary food, and supersize portions. The best way to lose weight? Combine a reasonable amount of exercise -- no more than 2 hours per day to avoid exercise addiction -- with a calorie controlled diet. But the most important thing is to avoid overeating in future.
We're all spending more and more time online, and now, it isn't just computers that give us internet access, increasingly, people are hyperconnected to their smartphones. And while you might not want to let go of the many advantages they bring, it's good to have a strategy for how to control your smartphone use if you feel it is taking over your life.
Increased access to the internet can also turn a casual enjoyment of video games to full-fledged video game addiction, and you may be feeling that you are spending too many hours lost in the fantasy of cyberspace, while your real life passes you by. Or perhaps cybersex has taken over a your principal form of relaxation.