We've officially gotten through one day of 2019. Let's be proud of ourselves just for that minor accomplishment. I don't make New Year's resolutions. Why put that much pressure on yourself? We set ourselves up for inevitable failure and that's just depressing.
Instead, I try to think of things that I want to try to do in the near future without any fear of failure if I don't. But, these are things that I might decide throughout the year, and not just at the beginning. For instance, I want to become a better tennis player and exercise more. I can become a better tennis player by practicing more and therefore getting more exercise.
I just started knitting. Perhaps I may want to learn more knit stitches than the default one I'm using to make a scarf. I'm not giving myself a time limit or kicking myself if I don't learn more about knitting. It's just something that would be nice to know.
I would love to be a better sewer and learn more sewing techniques. I really won't put any pressure on myself for that one as it is seriously daunting to me. Would it be nice? Absolutely! Am I putting it on an imaginary must-do list? Hell no!
So, my philosophy is to make this year splendid by not putting any pressure on myself to accomplish anything. Is that (in itself) a New Year's resolution? If it is, I take it all back.